Students demand answers as larger BX schools transition to smaller schools

Students protested Thursday to demand support as larger Bronx schools are set to be broken down into smaller schools to ease overcrowding.

New smaller schools in the Bronx and the city are slated to open in the fall, but students say they haven't been given enough information on how the transition will work. Some of the schools that will be changed by the Department of Education include Walton and Columbus high schools.

Although no students will be forced to leave their current school some students fear they will lose friends and teachers. Following the protest, a senior education official agreed to meet with the students to answer their questions.

Come September there will be an estimated 40 new small schools in the Bronx.

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