The Proposed Grade Expansion of The William Lynch School (06M368) from a K-5 School to a K-8 School in Building M153 Beginning in the 2024-2025 School Year
A Joint Public Hearing will be held to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the above-referenced proposal and to present comments or concerns on the proposal. The date, time, and location of the hearing are as follows:
This Joint Public Hearing will be an opportunity to learn more about potential changes to building M153
and share feedback.
The NYCDOE is proposing to expand the grades served by The William Lynch School (06M368), referred to as Bill Lynch, from a K-5 school to a K-8 school beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. Bill Lynch is a district elementary school currently serving students in grades K-5 as well as in 3-K and pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) programs in building M153. M153 is located at 1750 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10031 in Community School District 6, referred to as District 6. Bill Lynch is currently co-located with P.S. 153 Adam Clayton Powell (06M153), referred to as P.S. 153, a district elementary school serving students in grades K-5 as well as in 3-K and pre-K programs. M153 also houses the Community Based Organizations (CBOs) Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, Harlem Dowling, and The Harlem Hellfighters.
If this proposal is approved by the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP), Bill Lynch will expand to serve
grades K-8 as well as 3-K and pre-K programs. Bill Lynch will add sixth grade in 2024-2025 and will
continue to phase in one grade per year until it serves grades K-8 in the 2026-2027 school year and
reaches full enrollment scale in the 2027-2028 school year.
For further information about this proposal, please see the Amended EIS, which is available in the main
offices of Bill Lynch and P.S. 153 as well as on the PEP website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-
You can sign up to speak at the Joint Public Hearing starting at 5:30 p.m. Speaker sign-up will close 15 minutes after the hearing begins.
Access the teleconference Joint Public Hearing online here: https://learndoe.org/districtplanning/.
Before the hearing, you may visit the following website to confirm you are able to join the teleconference on your equipment: https://learndoe.org/districtplanning/tech-check/.
If you are unable to attend the Joint Public Hearing through the above link, you may call in directly:
This Joint Public Hearing will also offer live interpretation in Spanish:
This proposal must be voted on and approved by the PEP prior to implementation. In addition to the Joint Public Hearing, you may also share comments about the proposal by leaving a voicemail at 212-374-3466 or emailing D06proposals@schools.nyc.gov.
All comments received at least 24 hours in advance of the PEP meeting at which this proposal is subject
to a vote will be included in the Public Comment Analysis, which will be made available on the NYCDOE website after 6 p.m. the day before the PEP vote. The PEP is expected to vote on this proposal on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 6 p.m. at M.S. 131, located at 100 Hester Street, New York, NY 10002. For further information about how to access this meeting, visit the PEP website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/leadership/panel-for-education-policy.