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 FriedmanAssociateChancellor's Strategic Response GroupNYC Department of Education52 Chambers StreetNew York, NY 10007
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