NYC seventh-grader demands that DOE boss drop bizarre schedule

Source: New York Post

“Hey, teacher, leave them kids at home! A 12-year-old Brooklyn student is leading the charge in demanding the city Department of Education drop a bizarre scheduling plan that requires students to show up for a one-day school week before Christmas break. Isaac Regnier, a seventh-grader at IS 96 in Bensonhurst, started an online petition drive two weeks ago that has already garnered over 6,400 signatures calling on Chancellor David Banks to ‘Fix the NYC Schools Calendar.’ Isaac’s ingenious plan: cancel class on Monday, Dec. 23 (the day before winter break begins) and make it up by extending the academic year by one day, to Friday, June 27.” (06/08/24)