Clerical error may close school for troubled teens

The future of a Brooklyn school that's been helping struggling students for decades is in jeopardy, possibly due to a clerical error. The Alpha School

BROOKLYN - The future of a Brooklyn school that's been helping struggling students for decades is in jeopardy, possibly due to a clerical error.

The Alpha School on Linden Boulevard in East New York helps struggling students stay out of jail while earning their GEDs. However, it could come to an end after Oasis, the program that funds the school, cut it from its budget.

According to principal Barry Addison, state officials are disputing how many students attend the school. He says there are five times more students than what the records show, which resulted in the loss of funding.

Addison says there's no appeal process and that Oasis told him to reach out to his contract manager to figure out where to send the kids.

News 12 Brooklyn reached out to Oasis for comment, but hasn't heard back.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

They say the speculators are buying homes and 1 Activists rally against gentrification in Cypress Hills, East NY
VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college 2 VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college
The hand-bell ensemble will be performing again at 3 VIDEO: Long Island ReSound perform holiday classics
A Bronx-based artist has opened a cash-optional, pop-up 4 Artist opens up cash-optional coffee shop in Williamsburg
Participants in the 5 'Krampus Krawl' provides darker alternative to SantaCon

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

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