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Rally Against Charter School Co-Location

Parents to voice concerns over proposed sharing of Fort Greene school building.

Councilwoman Letitia James, will join concerned parents at a rally against the proposed co-location of Brooklyn's newest Success Academy charter school at P.S. 265.

According to James, D-Fort Greene, the inclusion of Success Academy's K-5 program would put the aging school building on Park Avenue at 102 percent capacity.

P.S. 265 already is co-located with a secondary school, P369@265, serving students in grades 6-12.

"Operating at above capacity will endanger students, compromise education, and eliminate state mandated resource rooms," read a statement sent by James' office on Wednesday. 

A request for comment from Success Academy, which operates 14 schools in New York City including in Cobble Hill, Bed-Stuy and Williamsburg, wasn't immediately returned.

The rally will take place at P.S. 265, 101 Park Ave. in Fort Greene at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Furtgo October 12, 2012 at 03:47 PM
PS 265? I thought this was a middle & high school (McKinney).
Paul Leonard (Editor) October 12, 2012 at 04:22 PM
P.S. 265 is the name of the school building. You are correct in that the middle and high school is generally known as McKinney or JHS 265. Apologies for any confusion.
Louise October 12, 2012 at 08:28 PM
That pictures is not from JHS 265. Where is that picture from?
Paul Leonard (Editor) October 12, 2012 at 08:35 PM
The photo was taken at Brooklyn Tech during a PEP meeting regarding the co-location of a Success Academy location at a Cobble Hill school last year.
Paul Wilson October 12, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Photos should be captioned. While I didn't think you had a photo of an event that hasn't happened yet, it can still be misleading. Is that the white brick school building on the North side of Park Ave.?
Jill grossman October 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Why focus on the charter school location? If you have a problem with schools sharing buildings, you should be speaking out against the entire concept, not just focusing in charter schools. A school is a school, they are all public schools, charter or not

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