NEW YORK CITY (77WABC) – With only two days before the scheduled start of in person learning for New York City students grade K – 8, the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators’s Executive Board, representing over 6,400 New York City’s school leaders, declared a unanimous vote of “No Confidence” for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza due to their failure to lead New York City through the safe and successful reopening of schools.
On Sunday morning, the CSA called on Mayor de Blasio to relinquish control of the Department of Education for the remainder of this health crisis and for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to seek the immediate intervention of the New York State Education Department.
“School leaders want school buildings reopened and have been tirelessly
planning to welcome back students since the end of last school year,” said
CSA President Mark Cannizzaro. “They must now look staff, parents, and
children in the eye and say that they have done all they can to provide a safe
and quality educational experience, but given the limited resources provided
them, this is becoming increasingly difficult. During this health crisis, school
leaders have lost trust and faith in Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza
to support them in their immense efforts and provide them with the guidance
and staffing they need. Quite simply, we believe the City and DOE need help
from the State Education Department, and we hope that the mayor soon
realizes why this is necessary.”
This is the first time the CSA has ever called for state intervention in city schools.
Neither the mayor’s or the chancellor’s office has commented yet.