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PC BoE: 'District Can No Longer Sustain An Increase In Student Enrollment'

A letter from Port Chester Board of Education President Blanca Lopez urges Rye Brook leaders "to exempt new housing from being built within District 4."

Port Chester can't absorb more kids into its school district, and any new influx of students would likely result in cuts to school programs.

That's the central message of a letter from Port Chester Board of Education President Blanca Lopez to officials in Rye Brook and Westchester County.

Lopez applauded Rye Brook's willingness to comply with the , saying the neighboring village has "been proactive in this endeavor" and has worked to quickly identify potential sites for affordable housing.

But Lopez also asked Rye Brook leaders to "exempt new housing from being built within District 4."

Lopez specifically mentioned Port Chester High School, Port Chester Middle School, John F. Kennedy Magnet School and Park Avenue School, saying those schools are already operating at maximum capacity and do not have the space for more students.

Read the full document by clicking on the image at the top right.

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Ephinz November 03, 2011 at 07:52 PM
Two people applauding on the internet!
Ian November 03, 2011 at 07:56 PM
Excellent letter. Standing ovation.
Bart Didden November 04, 2011 at 01:15 AM
Ms. Lopez should be delivering this letter to the Port Chester BOT as well.
John B November 04, 2011 at 02:25 AM
GOOD! Thank you Ms. Lopez and the BoE
Cadeyrn November 04, 2011 at 08:46 PM
A very fine start ... particularly the final remarks.

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