Park Slope parents protest middle school's move

BROOKLYN - Dozens of parents protested Tuesday over a plan to move a middle school inside a high-achieving Park Slope elementary school.

Parents held signs and raised their voices outside a downtown Brooklyn courthouse. They say the Department of Education's plan to move a new school, focusing on Arab language and culture, inside P.S. 282 is a bad idea. Critics say the DOE cut sixth grade from the school, so they don't understand how another school will fit inside the building. Parents also raise safety concerns over having very young and older children using the same bathrooms and facilities.

The DOE plans to move the Khalil Gibran International Academy into the Park Slope school by September.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

More than 2,000 people took part in the 1 Thousands attend NYPD Cares 5K for kids with disabilities
The victim, a man in his 20s, was 2 Man shot in head during Williamsburg drive-by shooting
More than 200 Brooklyn residents received a goody 3 Expecting moms attend massive baby shower in E. Flatbush
Three of the five children of slain first 4 Children of slain first responder announce Jets draft pick
MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 5 AG Jeff Sessions to visit Long Island on gang violence

advertisement | advertise on News 12


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.