District 3, which runs from West 59th Street up to Harlem, has been overcrowded in its southern section as more young families have moved into the neighborhood and parents have chosen public school over private education amid the recession.
“It’s a major problem, in terms of a surge in enrollment,” said Noah Gotbaum, the parent council’s president. “The Department of Education’s projections were way off and still are way off.”
City education officials are expected to give their assessment of the overcrowding problem at the upcoming meeting.
The Oct. 21 meeting will be held at
6:30 p.m. at P.S. 76, on West 121st Street between Seventh and St. Nicholas avenues.
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