NEW YORK CITY — The town’s three-Okay program will broaden to 2 extra faculty districts subsequent yr on its method to rising citywide — an formidable plan the mayor stated was harder than the pre-Okay program.
This system, which launched this yr at faculties in District 7 within the Bronx and District 23 in Brownsville, will add six extra districts by 2021 earlier than increasing to each district within the metropolis.
By the 2018-2019 faculty yr, three-Okay shall be obtainable at faculties in District four in East Harlem; and District 27, which covers the Rockaway peninsula, Broad Channel, Howard Seashore and Ozone Park in Queens.
The districts could have a two-yr enlargement plan, with courses launching in some faculties the primary yr. Will probably be provided in all faculties there by the second yr, in accordance with the Division of Schooling.
“Pre-Okay has labored, three-Okay is the subsequent wave,” Mayor Invoice de Blasio stated on the enlargement announcement contained in the Queens Explorers Elementary Faculty in Ozone Park, which is in District 27 and can begin three-Okay courses subsequent yr.
Their program for three-yr-previous college students will assist the town attain “youngsters on the level that may have the most important influence,” the mayor stated.
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The brand new districts have been chosen as a result of instructional and monetary want, but in addition as a result of that they had out there area to open courses, de Blasio added.
Within the fall of 2019, three-Okay courses shall be added to District 9, which incorporates Grand Concourse, Highbridge and Morrisania within the Bronx, and District 31 on Staten Island.
Courses in District 19 in East New York and District 29 — Cambria Heights, Hollis, Laurelton, Queens Village, Springfield Gardens and St. Albans — will launch in 2020-20121.
De Blasio and Faculties Chancellor Carmen Farina acknowledged the challenges in launching a three-Okay program, which can value $one hundred eighty million a yr.
They may want state and federal cash sooner or later in an effort to broaden it.
“This one is in some methods even more durable than what we did with pre-Okay, and is definitely in lots of…