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theschoolboards
04-11-2011, 08:16 AM
This from NY1.com (http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/education/137121/upper-west-side-families-fight-charter-school-opening/) by Erica Ferrari:
Upper West Side parents and elected officials are suing the city and incoming Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott to stop an elementary charter school from moving into a neighborhood high school building.

The Brandeis Educational Complex already houses four high schools, but parents want to block a plan by the Department of Education to move the Charter Success Academy into the building that currently houses four small high schools on West 84th Street.

The lawsuit, which was filed on Friday, alleges that the DOE violated its own procedures and used inaccurate high school enrollment figures in its proposal.

"When the local community board votes 40-0 against it, the local parents' council votes against it, when local officials are against it, when just about everybody in the neighborhood is against it, and yet it's going to go through, that shows there is a fundamental problem," said Manhattan-Brooklyn Congressman Jerrold Nadler.

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