Sunset parents gear up for important District 15 town hall meeting with Chancellor Carmen Fariña
Sunset Park parents are gearing up for an important town hall meeting with Chancellor Carmen Fariña. The meeting, which will be help on Tuesday, November 24 at 6:30 p.m. at P.S. 516 (4222 Fourth Avenue) will focus on several issues and concerns for District 15.
To prep for the big meeting, around 30 local parents gathered at the CFL Municipal ID Building, 345 43rd Street, discussing ideas, voicing concerns and making posters on Saturday, November 21.
According to parent and Community Board 7 member Jovita Sosa, residents will present more than 1,000 signatures at the meeting from neighbors demanding that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña build the long-promised new schools needed to alleviate severe overcrowding in the neighborhood.
“The purpose of the get-together was to organize and plan for Chancellor Farina’s visit. In attendance was a lovely intergenerational mix of neighbors coming together for this important cause,” Sosa said, noting that organizations such as CEC 15, Class Size Matters, Voces Ciudadanas, Friends of Sunset Park and Concerned Parents of Sunset Park, as well as Sunset Park Read & Play Groups were in attendance. “Many parents and staff from P.S. 169, the largest school in Sunset Park with approximately 1,700 students, were present,” she added.