PROSPECT HEIGHTS - Parents of children at P.S. 9 rallied against a Department of Education plan to phase out M.S. 571 which shares the building with P.S. 9.

Under the plan, M.S. 571 would be phased out and replaced with a charter school. Parents of students at P.S. 9 fear that their school wouldn't get a fair share of the facilities and funding from the Department of Education.

Many parents say that the charter school system doesn't fit the needs of their community and would reduce the amount of students who can attend school locally.

The panel evaluating the plan will make its decision on Thursday night at a meeting at Brooklyn Tech.

DOE: 2 struggling Brooklyn schools to be phased out