Parents can advocate for an alternative lunch menu, hydroponic gardens and training for school cooks.
Downtown's crowded elementary schools have more applicants than seats for their kindergarten programs.
P.S. 276 and the Peck Slip School will not run pre-K programs during the 2014-2015 school year.
Parents received the welcome news that their kids will have seats in local kindergartens this fall.
Most of lower Manhattan's elementary schools have placed children on long wait-lists.
A new pre-K is coming to Lower Manhattan, but parents still want to see more seats in the area.
Lower Manhattan's elementary schools are popular but overcrowded.
The new zone will reduce speeds by 10 mph and add speed bumps and signage to the area.
Dozens of Downtown kids could be given spaces at P.S. 1 in Chinatown as soon as the fall of 2013.
P.S. 276 will open a fifth section of kindergarten in the fall of 2012, staff said.
Battery Park City parents were upset their children might have to attend school outside the neighborhood.
Parents said the city needs to build another new school in Lower Manhattan.
Arron Ferrera, 12, went missing from P.S. 89 at 980 Mace Ave. on March 30, 2012.
The DOE may eliminate pre-k programs to free up space for hundreds of waitlisted kindergartners.
Four of Downtown's five zoned elementary schools have kindergarten waitlists, school staff said.
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