Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina is holding a town hall meeting on Wednesday night at 6:30 and she should expect to get an earful from Upper West Side parents. In particular, the DOE is under fire here for allowing local schools to get so overcrowded that kids who live across the street from their local public school often can’t attend.
This was caused in part because the city under Mayor Bloomberg often allowed new developments to be built without accounting for the students that those developments would attract.
At PS 199, for instance, nearly 100 kids got stuck on a waiting list for Kindergarten this year. Parents have banded together to demand more Kindergarten classes be added for the fall. They’ve set up a website here and plan to attend the meeting on Wednesday.
Here’s the info on the meeting:
June 11th at 6:30pm – “Town Hall with DOE Chancellor Farina”
Joan of Arc Complex – 154 West 93 Street – Hosted by CEC3
Photo via mayor’s office.