Friday, March 01, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING TUESDAY, 7PM


Public Hearing for:

Discovery Charter School,

Odyssey Academy, 750 Maiden Lane, Room E46, Enter through Door #5
 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

is this the same Discovery Charter School that is located in Irondequoit at Bishop Kearney HS?

SCATS said...

To 11:36PM ~~ I have no idea what this is about. My first thought was that it is related to the purchase of the Hoover Dr property. Why does GCSD have to have a hearing for it?

Anonymous said...

so where can we find more details on this public hearing?

SCATS said...

To 4:41PM ~~ I have NO idea! It appears that they do not want us to know anything. I accidentally came across the posting as it was.

Anonymous said...

I take it that GCSD is somehow involved in the chartering process, perhaps having to submit an opinion to whomever the chartering authority is. After all, you can't just open a school because you perceive a need and want to help satisfy it...

SCATS said...

To 1:58AM ~~ I'm sure that's correct. So, wouldn't it be GREAT if GCSD at least revealed to us THE PURPOSE of the hearing? I have yet to find anyone who understands what the topic is! How can people speak up, or out if they don't know that? Obviously, Greece Central does NOT WANT this to be successful. Competition they fear!

Anonymous said...

Scats,
Where did you come across this info?
I am trying to find out more about it, but can find no reference to this meeting anywhere.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The district is required by NYS Ed to facilitate the public hearing/meeting and to record comments from hearing and forward to state. That is the only part the district has in this process.

SCATS said...

To 8:44AM ~~ I found it posted on Board Docs through the GCSD website. I'm not sure that was the appropriate place for them to post it since I do not think the BOE will be convening. If not, perhaps they should have posted it on the front page of the GCSD website ~ for greater visibility!

I see that the Greece Post posted a short item last night containing the same info. They also state that the hearing is to consider this proposal: "Discovery Charter School would open up in the previous Odyssey Academy building on Hoover Drive. Greece Central School District sold that building in December for $2.4 million."

That's ALL anyone seems to know.

SCATS said...

To 11:36AM ~~ As a facilitator, they stink! They FAILED to post the PURPOSE of the hearing in the posting! GCSD REALLY NEEDS SOME COMPETITION!!