NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — School bells will ring, but not all prekindergarten classrooms in New York City will open their doors Thursday.
Because of safety or integrity concerns, the de Blasio administration is shutting down nine out of 1,700 pre-K centers and delaying the start date for 36 others. The move comes just two days before the programs, part of the mayor’s signature universal pre-K program, were set to begin.
As 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported, 265 children were slated to attend the nine programs whose contracts were revoked. Impacted parents have been notified, and 83 kids have been re-enrolled elsewhere as of Tuesday afternoon, officials said.