Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Scheduling snafu at LIC HS
Long Island City High School is getting millions of dollars to improve under a federal program, but now teachers and administrators say it's that effort that spun the school into chaos to begin with.
The Queens high school is one of 33 schools in the city that won federal funding to fix its problems rather than shut down. Each gets up to $2 million a year for three years to make some big changes.
However, as NY1 first reported, the changes at Long Island City have not been good.
Last week, 120 class sections were cut out of the schedule. Four course offerings were canceled entirely, meaning 900 students attended two months of classes in courses that no longer exist. All 3,500 students were given new class schedules with different teachers.
The school blames the transformation program.