Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Re: Message to the Mayor

Dear Mr. Friedman,
I appreciate your taking the time to respond. However, there is one pressing question I need to ask on behalf of all the concerned parents of PS15 students: in light of the fact that the proposed co-location has been put on hold - at least temporarily - pending a community meeting with the Department of Education, when and where will this meeting take place? 
Thank you for your consideration.
Emily Brown

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 3:57 PM, Friedman Peter <> wrote:
Ms. Brown:
Thank you for writing to Mayor Bloomberg regarding the space sharing of PS 15. Your correspondence has been forwarded to the Department of Education (DOE) so that we may respond accordingly.
Your input in the matter is greatly appreciated. Please be advised that the proposed co-location is temporary while PAVE secures a private facility. However, in the interm, the DOE is confident that the co-location will not harm the educational program of PS 15. Also, the utilization of the building and the proposed co-location will not cause increased class size at PS 15.   
Over 600 schools in New York City share space. Given realities of space in the New York, each school having its own facility is not feasible if we are to ensure that there is an appropriate range of high quality school options throughout the city.
I hope this information is helpful. Thank you again for taking the time to write the Mayor.
Peter Friedman
Chancellor's Strategic Response Group
NYC Department of Education
52 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007

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