As Brooklyn Heights Blog reported yesterday, this Friday is the deadline for parents to sign up their kids for P.S. 8’s pre-K program. The other part of that story is reported in today’s NY Daily News — the pre-K classes (or other classes) will happen in trailers:
NY Daily News: Brooklyn Heights School…: Brooklyn Heights might seem like an unlikely place to find trailers, but students at the neighborhood’s increasingly popular public school will attend classes in two next fall.
“The school has been a victim of its own success,” said Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights).
Department of Education officials told Public School 8 parents this week that portable classrooms would have to be put in the parking lot so prekindergarten classes can be offered in the fall.
The story adds that Yassky says he’d looking into using the old precinct building at 72 Poplar – rumored to be leased to DUMBO’s League Treatment Center – as an extension of the school. Department of Education officials tell the newspaper they are not interested in expanding at this time.