Two more schools have joined the list of schools being closed because of poor performance, the Department of Education announced today.
IS 116 in the Bronx and PS 241 in Harlem will both phase out beginning at the end of this school year. Their youngest students will be assigned to new schools in the same locations, while older students will stay on until they graduate from their current school. This brings to 13 the number of schools so far slated to close at the end of the year.
PS 241 is the third school in Manhattan’s District 3 to be closed this year. After the DOE announced the second, PS 194, earlier this week, an active District 3 parent wrote to a Yahoo group for the district’s families:
This is the second time in a little over a week that the DOE has moved to close one of our schools without any prior consultation or heads up to the District 3 community. … it is imperative that every District 3 parent be concerned and voice your opinion about this.
IS 116 is just blocks from another closing school, PS 2, in the Morrisania section of the Bronx.