Community Education Council passes vote for expansion of Vinegar Hill elementary school zone

The Community Education Council has voted in favor of expanding a Vinegar Hill elementary school zone in Dumbo. Parents say many of the students from

The Community Education Council has voted in favor of expanding a Vinegar Hill elementary school zone in Dumbo.

The Community Education Council has voted in favor of expanding a Vinegar Hill elementary school zone in Dumbo. (1/6/16)

DUMBO - The Community Education Council has voted in favor of expanding a Vinegar Hill elementary school zone in Dumbo.

Parents say many of the students from P.S. 8 come from wealthy families, while the students in P.S. 307 come from low-income minority families. They say they are worried the influx of wealthy kids will lead to gentrification and ultimately push the others out. 

But some parents from P.S. 8 are worried incoming students will be shifted to P.S. 307. 

The Department of Education says it will hold several meetings to clear up concerns any parents may have. 

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