FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2015
Statement from the Fahari Academy Charter School Board of Trustees
Early last month, the NYC Department of Education (“DOE”) informed Fahari Academy that the Chancellor was denying its request for renewal of its charter. Even though this recommendation was communicated as a final decision to both our community and the public, the DOE subsequently informed Fahari that we would be provided an administrative appeal process before a final decision would be made.
We have submitted our written appeal, and are scheduled to appear before a DOE administrative hearing panel on Monday, April 24th. Originally, the DOE refused to open the hearing to members of the public, including our own parents, staff, and students; therefore, we strongly encourage you to attend given that the potential closure of a school is an issue of significant public concern.
We also invite you to read our written appeal and supporting documents. This appeal is our official response to the DOE’s Renewal Report. As previously noted, the so-called Renewal Report is factually erroneous and inexplicably fails to consider nearly all of the relevant data obtained by the DOE as a part of the renewal process. Also included are statements from our Board Chair and Principal supporting the assertions made in our written response.
Copies of all of our materials have been posted to our website and can be accessed here: