The city must yield space for 27 new and flourishing licence schools that need classrooms, owners and advocates charge.
More than two dozen of the secretly run, publicly saved schools are watchful for the city to answer their requests for space, advocates with the licence run organisation Families for Excellent Schools pronounced Monday.
Most of the schools need the space starting in 2018 — including 6 from the city’s largest and fastest-growing licence network, Success Academy.
Speaking on a discussion call with reporters, Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz pronounced she believes the city has space for her schools.
“We’re on a parsimonious timeline here. We requested the space some-more than 5 months ago, and we are watchful to hear where we can be sited,” Moskowitz said. State law compels the city to yield licence schools with classroom space in city buildings — or else help compensate their lease in private space.
But licence leaders, including Moskowitz, prefer to use classroom space in normal open school buildings since it doesn’t need to be renovated.
A Families for Excellent Schools total of city information shows there are 112 underused city school buildings with space for roughly 65,000 additional students.
City Education Department orator Michael Aciman doubtful that the group’s conclusions and pronounced the city is operative with licence schools to find them room.
“This dubious report is just another try to politicize the preparation of New York City children,” Aciman said.
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