Morrisania students head to new school and parents head to court
Former students of P.S. 2 won?t hear the same school bell this year, instead they will hear the signal to go into the classrooms at P.S. 63. A signal Bronx parents are not happy over.
Parents whose children attended the former Morrisania high school are looking to the courts to help keep the school?s doors open. Before seeking legal advice, Bronx parents informed the Department of Education (DOE) they disagreed with the school?s termination by speaking out at meetings and testifying in front of the school?s chancellor. Also, similar to the lines formed in front of a cafeteria, parents rallied together and formed picketing lines.
Lawyers representing the upset parents sent a letter to the chancellor, asking why the DOE did not inform parents ahead of time so they could discuss the oncoming changes. The prosecution also says the DOE?s lack of communication to inform parents is a move that could be against DOE policy.
Representatives of the DOE say they are unable to comment on the case.