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Ms. Katz is WRONG and clearly has NOT communicated with the parents of children who go to the public schools in Queens. I was a P.T.A. president of a controversial phased out school in D28, P.S. 30 from 2010-2011.
“I think there is not a parent in the City of New York who feels they have a say with the Board of Education,” Katz said, using the name for the former policy-making body that the PEP replaced under mayoral control. “My appointment will speak to parents.”
Our current Queens PEP appointee Dmytro Fedkowskyj not only came to our meetings at the school, but met with me personally and at length, to discuss the issues of our school community, and find out what he needed to know to give us the support that we needed. I have gone to several PEP meetings, he always fights for the parents and the children, not only is he well informed but quite passionate about his role. I have had the pleasure of meeting other advocates who are against the Mayoral control of the DOE and all would agree that Mr. Dmytro Fedkowskyj is consonantly reaching out, traveling, and answering our calls and offering solutions. For years we did not have the Tutoring services promised to us as a Title 1 school,no one had answers.My query to him resulted in a personal introduction to the point person in that area, and and a personal introduction to Dennis Walcott while at a PEP meeting. With Queens PEP Dmytro Fedkowskyj on our side we were heard. I have seen the man in action plenty, so I know this woman is clueless. I get emails, texts and can call at any time should I have an issue , or need help navigating this Mayoral DOE. I am insulted that she has dismissed all of the energy spent in fighting for our kids and the Teachers who serve them. For that , I WILL NOT VOTE For HER!!!!!
8 months ago
M. Katz is wrong and insulting and clearly has NOT done her research. I, Tareeka Kelly was the P.T.A. President of P.S. 30 Q in 2010-2011. Our school was going through a controversial phase out. Dmytro Fedkowkji made a personal visit our school, and also met with me privately to find out what the needs of the school community were, and to what assistance he and his office could be!
He has always answered my phone calls, and continues to be my #1 resource in navigating D28's Public school system. How dare she insult the hard work of him, and all the parents that have worked with him!!!!!!!!!!!8 months ago