WHEREAS, Junior High School 145 is a school serving a low-income, immigrant community in the Bronx with 20% of the students living in homeless shelters or temporary housing; 21% have learning disabilities, 18% have gone extended periods of their lives without any education at all and over 40% English Language Learners, but has only one full-time ELL teacher,
WHEREAS, JHS 145 was designated a renewal school by NYC DOE two and a half years ago, but has yet to receive all the services its students were promised under that program,
WHEREAS, JHS 145 has been forced to give up their classrooms, computer labs and other resources to a Success Academy charter school,
WHEREAS, Success Academy charter school has already advertised additional seats for the 2017/18 school year in JHS 145,
WHEREAS, there has been no stability in school leadership, with three principals in recent years, including one that plead guilty to attempted grand larceny and paid $21,080.83 in restitution and a $5,000 fine; be it
RESOLVED, that the UFT will continue to take a public stance against the closing of JHS 145.