Latinos lament likely loss of Clemente name if P.S. 19 is closed

Posted: February 7, 2012 in PS 19

(Originally published in Spanish in El Diario, 02/06/2012: http://www.impre.com/eldiariony/noticias/2012/2/6/ps19-roberto-clemente-bastion–293806-1.html)

(Click link below for the English translation available at gothamschools.org)

Latinos lament likely loss of Clemente name if P.S. 19 is closed .

On Thursday, the city’s Panel for Educational Policy is expected to approve the closure of P.S. 19. The Department of Education has categorized it as a low-performing school. A number of heated protests and meetings have taken place around the proposed closure.

Aside from stirring debates, the shuttering of schools also seems to do away with their names. P.S. 19 could disappear and be replaced with another school, all in the same building on 325 South 3rd St, in Brooklyn.

But the Roberto Clemente name would not necessarily transfer over.

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Comments
  1. Danielle Brockstedt says:

    we need the school dont close children will suffer schools r over crowded as it is

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