**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
December 15, 2010
Contact: Amyre Loomis (718) 260-9191
FORUM TO DISCUSS NYC DOE PROPOSED PHASE-OUT OF MS 571K IN PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN
The M.S. 571 School Community will gather Wednesday, December 15th at 6pm in the auditorium of the school to discuss a Fact Sheet and letter distributed by the NYC Department of Education (DOE) and the District 13 Superintendent stating that Middle School 571 is unable to turnaround.
Local Representatives, teachers, parents, and students have a differing opinion. M.S. 571 School Community members question the accuracy of the DOE Fact Sheet, as well as are disappointed that they were not notified of this trouble more in advance.
“A comprehensive reform model was not offered by the DOE, which disappoints all who support this important educational institution for the Prospect Heights neighborhood. This is simply unacceptable,” said Council Member James.
Everyone is welcome to attend this forum. Please come to learn more about the DOE’s plans, as well as help discuss how M.S. 571 plans to move forward in opposition to the proposal.
What: Forum to Discuss Planned Proposed Phase-Out of MS 571 by the DOE
Who: M.S. 571 School Community, Council Member Letitia James, Parents, and Advocates
Where: M.S. 571 - 80 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238 - (718) 935-3978