Panel Votes To Close Dewey High School, Sheepshead Bay High School

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As reported by Sheepshead Bites, Sheepshead Bay High School and John Dewey High School will close their doors in June. Last night, a city panel made the decision.

The schools, along with 24 others, will all be reopened under the federally managed “turnaround model.” As part of the program, schools will be letting go nearly half of their staff.

Though many parents, officials, staff and students objected, the Panel for Education Policy voted to close all 24 high schools and reopen under new names in September, with over $1.5 million each in federal grants.