As District Parents Submit Middle School Applications, Mayor’s Excessive Delay Leaves Charter School Families Without a School
As parents around New York City finalize their children’s applications for middle school to submit by the deadline tomorrow tonight, Success Academy parents in Queens are still left in limbo by Mayor de Blasio, without a school identified for their children to attend next year.
Today, Success Academy parents rejected Mayor de Blasio’s proposal of a small, aging Catholic school as inadequate and not comparable to Department of Education facilities. The 70-year-old building will require a complete gut renovation to replace electrical and mechanicals, repair water damage, and restore all interiors and lighting — costing several millions of dollars.
It has been 997 days since the De Blasio administration was formally notified that students in four Success Academy elementary schools needed a middle school in southeast Queens.