Public Meeting on 355 Park Place as a Site for Suspended Teens on July 26

Update on community responses to the DOE's plan to make the Mt. Prospect Laboratory building next to Underhill Playground an instructional site.


On Thursday, July 12th, at 7 p.m. there will be a meeting with the Education Committee of Community Board 8 at CNR on Classon and Sterling on the  at 355 Park Place, next to Underhill Playground.

It's well worth attending. Participation!

Members of the Community Education Council of Distrct 13 voted to oppose the placement of suspended high school students in the Mt Prospect Laboratory building on Park and Underhill. The role of this group of elected parents and also the CB8 Ed Committee appointed by the borough president, is 'advisory' - with no authority, some influence and power as we/they build it.

A COMMUNITY MEETING with Councilmember Letitia James and officials of the DOE invited is planned for Thursday evening, July 26th, 7 pm at Duryea Church on the corner of Sterling and Underhill.  Enter the basement on Sterling. Come and share your concerns with other community activists.   We will talk about the facility, the program and community involvement among other issues.   

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Chris Owens July 12, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Based upon what i have heard thus far, and based upon my knowledge of the building, i oppose this DOE action.
Eustace Greaves Jr July 13, 2012 at 06:01 PM
I join Chris Owens in opposing this proposed use of 355 Park Place. It's proximity to a children's playground, and other local schools is, in my mind, a prescription for trouble.


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