Parents frustrated at the status of P.S. 31's renovations

More than 700 parents, school officials and students packed P.S. 31 in a meeting Thursday night to get their building back. P.S. 31 students have been attending I.S. 151 because their building has been closed for renovations.

Nearly seven years ago, elementary students from P.S. 31 were moved to I.S. 151, while their building known as the Castle on the Concourse, was closed for renovations. Seven years later, more than 900 elementary students still attend the temporary school. Renovations haven't started, and the Department of School Construction doesn't even have the school slated on their agenda for the next five years. Parents say renovations were supposed to be complete by 2004.

As parents, students and school officials left Thursday night's meeting, the Department of School Construction gave them little answers. But they they did say they would take what they heard back to the Department of Education.

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