This from Brad Lander's Office:
My office has just learned that the New York City Department of Education will be offering a new pre-k opportunity for families residing within District 15. Beginning this September, seven additional classes will be offered within leased space at the former Bishop Ford High School located at 500 Nineteenth Street, BK, NY 11215. The program will be supervised by senior Principal Laura Scott from PS 10 whose school was recently named a “Reward” school by the New York State Department of Education.
Space is limited and will be reserved for District 15 families on a first-come, first-served basis lottery basis. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26th at PS 10 located at 511 7th Avenue, BK, NY 11215. Admission to this district 15 program does not provide admission priority to PS 10. Families must bring their child with them and two proofs of District 15 residence, 2010 birth certificate, and vaccination card.
I know this news comes at a time when many families may be on vacation and others have already made plans for the fall in any case. DOE has been working as fast as possible to make these additional seats available, and this will be good for the future for our district. We are sending out this notification as quickly as possible after being made aware of the opportunity!
Now from Joyce:
This is a wonderful thing for many families. We know nothing about the quality or character of these classrooms other than what the DoE is promising system wide (and the able leadership of Laura Scott). Undoubtedly, it will also throw the local private preschools' fall classes into confusion.