City budget cuts to impact day care

Officials with the city's Administration of Children's Services say a $62 million budget gap will force them to discontinue day care for about 3,000 children.The

BAY RIDGE - Officials with the city's Administration of Children's Services say a $62 million budget gap will force them to discontinue day care for about 3,000 children.

The cuts would affect a day care center in Bay Ridge that cares for some children until 6 p.m. Ken Akins, whose son attends the day care, says the news is worrisome.

"If he goes to public school, it gets out at 2:40 [p.m.], who will be able to pick him up?" he asks.

The Department of Education says it is working to make sure all impacted students have placement next year. They say in cases in which certain schools are full, the students will be placed in nearby schools with available seats.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets of Brooklyn to 1 Word on the Street: Leggings on a plane
Eligible Brownsville residents have until May 24 to 2 Housing lottery deadline in Brownsville quickly approaching
The Brooklyn Public Library unveiled its 3 Brooklyn Public Library gets 'wild' with new cards
Police have released surveillance video of a suspect 4 The Buzz: Brooklyn deli shooting suspect
5 VIDEO: Police precinct adopts cat as mascot

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE