Elected Officials Rally for Overcrowding Relief at PS 116
Council Member Garodnick joined Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and other local elected officials in calling for the Department of Education to come forward with a plan to reduce overcrowding at PS 116. In the last school year, the Murray Hill school had kindergartens with 28 students, and the first lunch period was held at 10:30 a.m. in order to accommodate all the students in the cafeteria. Council Member Garodnick stated that the DOE must not wait until after PS 116 suffers academically before it devises short-term and long-term strategies to end over-enrollment.
Council Member Garodnick himself has suggested possible sites for new schools, as well as improved coordination by City agencies to better prepare for rising student populations.