Close

Not a member yet?Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

After Council Balks, Bronx Schools Project Is Withdrawn

After Council Balks, Bronx Schools Project Is Withdrawn

Thursday, December 7, 2006
New York Times

It is the single biggest project in the biggest school construction plan in the history of New York City: a $235 million campus of four schools, with a football field and basketball courts, to be built on old railyards in the South Bronx. Local groups that pushed for the plan cheered wildly when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg endorsed it two years ago.

But yesterday, the project, intended as a hallmark of the mayor’s effort to improve education in neighborhoods with historically lower-performing schools, was stalled by City Council members who said they wanted to force Mr. Bloomberg to give them a greater say in school admissions rules, especially for the dozens of small high schools he has created in recent years...