Monday, October 12, 2015

"Let's Talk About School Overcrowding": Carroll Gardens And Cobble Hill Parents Organize Event To Discuss The Issue

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It was bound to happen: overcrowding in our local public schools. When you take the rise in popularity of Cobble Hill in Carroll Gardens amongst young couples with children, the addition of several large scale developments in the area, and consider the lack of planning for new school seats, it can't be a surprise to anyone that  all three of our local schools are busting at the seams.

The problem will get even worse with the completion of the 700-unit Lightstone Group Project on Bond Street, the possible re-zoning of the Gowanus corridor, and the proposed 770 unit housing development at Public Place.

The parents of local Public Elementary Schools 58, 29 and 32 have joined together to address the overcrowding issue on Wednesday, October 21 from 7 to 9 PM at PS 58 on Carroll Street. On hand will be representatives of the Department of Education, the School Construction Authority and our local elected representatives.

For more information on the meeting, click here. It should be an interesting conversation.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, the classrooms might be overcrowded and our children will have to have an experience like EVERY POOR KID IN THE CITY?

Say it ain't so!

Anonymous said...

Too bad all the Catholic schools in these two neighborhoods were closed and converted to condos years ago. They could have been put to very good use for public or private education -- there were at least three or four of them, too. Too late now, I'm afraid, and it's highly doubtful the City will build more schools here. That's progress for ya.

Anonymous said...

Stop building more condos !

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:47: They are not build condos, they are only building Luxury condos. It hard these day just to find a regular condo.

Anonymous said...

A developer will only build luxury condos, because the land is priced at a rate that you can only make money if you price it at high end prices. It wouldn't make any financial sense to do otherwise. They should make some of these large developments include a school in exchange for more building rights. This is what they just did in DUMBO with their new middle school on Water Street. The city may not build a new school, but a developer will, if it makes financial sense.

Hooplehead said...

5:34 there is no new middle school in DUMBO and if it ever is built it won't be completed any time soon.

Nancy said...

We need more jobs, not schools.

Anonymous said...

Is there a reason why the CEC for District 15 does not have a publicly viewable website with a calendar? I think that it is standard for most CECs to have this -- certainly, Districts 13 (http://cec13.org/) and 20 (http://www.cec20.org/) have them.