The District 13 CEC in conjunction with State Senator Daniel Squadron, Councilmember Steve Levin and Assemblyperson Jo Anne Simon will hold a Community Engagement meeting with the New York City Department of Education this Wednesday, May 13th. The gathering is scheduled for 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Library of P.S. 287, 50 Navy Street in Brooklyn.
The stakeholders explained the purpose of the meeting in a joint statement.
“It’s critical that DOE address the serious issues that have been exacerbated by their mishandling of overcrowding at PS 8. CEC 13, local elected officials, and community members have asked DOE to hear these concerns and provide clarity on how and why decisions are made.”
Parents representing children wait-listed at P.S. 8 will start the meeting with a presentation to the DOE who will then have a chance to respond. A broader Q&A will follow thereafter. The parent group making the presentation calls itself WeArePS8Too, previously launched a facebook page and petition imploring the DOE to restore the 6th Kindergarten class for 2015-16 school year.