75 Morton Meeting Tonight at PS 234

Rendering of the 75 Morton St. middle school (courtesy: John Ciardullo Associates/75 Morton Community Alliance)

Rendering of the 75 Morton St. middle school (courtesy: John Ciardullo Associates/75 Morton Community Alliance)

A critical meeting of the District 2 Community Education Council is being held tonight, Tues. Mar. 15, at 6:30PM in the auditorium of PS 234, to discuss zoning proposals for the new middle school at 75 Morton. There are two proposals at hand: one that includes the catchment zones of PS 276, PS 89, and PS 234 as well as the six elementary school zones north of Canal along the west side, and one whose southernmost boundary stops at Canal (“A New Middle School Is Coming: Will Downtown Kids Get to Go?Tribeca Trib, Mar. 13, 2016).

Currently, the zoned middle school for Lower Manhattan residents is Simon Baruch Middle School on E. 21st St. and 1st Ave. Because this is so far away, most Downtown children follow the middle school “choice” route. The D2CEC is striving to give its families a viable zoned option, and it needs your support. If this is important to you, please come to tonight’s meeting and sign up to speak and voice your preference for the inclusion of Lower Manhattan in the zone. This will be the final public discussion of the zoning issue.

For further reference, see “Here’s What You Need To Know About the New Middle School at 75 Morton St.DNAInfo, Mar. 13, 2016.

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CB1 Meeting Tonight on New Public School

Following last month’s announcement of a new 476-seat public elementary school to be built in the Financial District, Community Board 1 will be holding a public hearing this evening at 6PM at 1 Centre Street, probably in the Borough President’s conference room on the south side of the 19th floor. The public comment period is open for 45 days after this meeting.