More than 21,000 alarms will be placed at schools across the city, at a cost of $5.55 million.
Dozens of Downtown kids could be given spaces at P.S. 1 in Chinatown as soon as the fall of 2013.
Though P.S. 290 was rezoned to reduce waitlists, some parents got letters showing a waitlist of 42.
Parents want a middle school to share space with P.S. 158. The DOE is also considering a K - 5 school.
Daniel McCormick, assistant principal at E. Harlem's G&T school, will lead the UES's new P.S. 527.
P.S. 234's current zone will remain intact in the fall of 2012, DOE officials said Monday.
The Department of Education declined a request to ease overcrowding at Kips Bay's P.S. 116, but parents vowed to keep fighting.
The DOE's new plan sends some children zoned for P.S. 234 in TriBeCa to P.S. 1 in Chinatown instead.
The DOE will offer a new plan for rezoning Downtown's schools, after parents objected to an earlier proposal.
A group of parents and teachers from P.S. 116 in Kips Bay have gained the support of local elected officials and community boards in their fight against overcrowding.
A DOE official said the city may not force TriBeCa children to attend P.S. 3 in Greenwich Village as proposed.
P.S. 290's principal fears that the DOE's rezoning of Upper East Side elementary schools could leave the popular school with too few students, which could then hurt the school's budget.
Parents in northern TriBeCa want to send their children to the local P.S. 234, not P.S. 3 in Greenwich Village.
There are 350 to 370 seats available in P.S. 1 and P.S. 126, a Department of Education official said.
The city wants to send TriBeCa children living above North Moore Street to the Greenwich Village's P.S. 3.
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