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Pre-K space issues frustrate parents

March 29, 2012 2:00:24 PM PDT
Parents are pushing a plan to eliminate pre-kindergarten in New York City schools.

The reason is some kids just can't get into kindergartens in their own neighborhoods. So instead, they're forced to put their names onto waiting lists.

P.S. 3 is among the city schools that actually help draw young families to their neighborhoods. The chance that pre-K children could be moved around to make room for a shortage of kindergarten space, does not sit well with their parents.

The shortage of space has been a growing problem, especially in neighborhoods of District Two, which includes the Village.

On the subject of kindergarten space, parents were told at a District 3 meeting this week that the city would deliver on its obligation to provide kindergarten seats to neighborhood families across the city, even if it means moving pre-K programs.

But some parents say better planning for more school space, a major step in correcting the problem, has been overlooked.

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