Cypress Hills parents, students rally for a new school

? Parents and students in Cypress Hills protested near Jamaica Avenue Wednesday over what they say is an unfulfilled promise by the mayor to build a school in their neighborhood. Residents say Mayor

News 12 Staff

Feb 23, 2006, 12:41 AM

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Cypress Hills parents, students rally for a new school
? Parents and students in Cypress Hills protested near Jamaica Avenue Wednesday over what they say is an unfulfilled promise by the mayor to build a school in their neighborhood.
Residents say Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised to build a new school for grades K through eight during a visit two years ago. The mayor now says the city does not have the money and that the state failed to match funds.
Cypress Hills residents say a new school is badly needed, citing overcrowding and poor conditions at existing facilities. They plan to ask the governor for funding if the city does not build the school.


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