The Mamaroneck School Board will hear Tuesday night from residents opposed to the District’s plans to eliminate the APPLE program at Mamaroneck High School.
“As taxpayers, home-owners, parents, grandparents and members of this community, we need to ensure that all students have a place in our Public School system,” says Richard Zeitoun, whose daughter attends the program.
“This vital program… has been a life-line and safety-net for 1000’s of non-traditional learners for the past 40 years,” he writes.
A change.org petition to save the program has over 700 signatures.
Among the School Board’s proposed changes, could be redesigning APPLE “from a four-year cohort model to a more fluid, flexible, needs-based constellation of programs and services.”
According to the High School website, “A.P.P.L.E. is an acronym for A Place People Learn Excellence. Students that come to A.P.P.L.E. are here for a variety of reasons, but mostly they are searching for the structure and familiarity of a small home base within the larger community of MHS.”