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PAVE Academy Charter to continue sharing space with P.S. 15

The Department of Education has notified the principals of a Red Hook charter and district school that they will continue to share a building until the charter school secures its own private facility.

In a letter to the principals of PAVE Academy Charter School and P.S. 15, the interim director of the DOE’s Office of Portfolio Planning, Debra Kurshan, writes that the department has determined that both schools can successfully co-exist in the Red Hook building through the 2010-2011 school year.

The schools’ original space-sharing agreement specified that PAVE would move into its own facility after this school year. But the charter school requested a two-year extension to allow its founders more time to build their own building, prompting an emotionally-heated debate over how the schools use their space.

The letter does not specify exactly how long PAVE will continue to share the building with P.S. 15, nor does it address whether or not PAVE will be allowed to admit a new class if it stays in the building next year.

A copy of the letter obtained by GothamSchools is below the jump.

Letter to Principals Wyns Madison and Robertson