Pols pressuring B’klyn Hts Montessori to keep its Little Room open

Daniel L. Squadron

January 30, 2010

A group of Brooklyn-based elected officials are trying to use their political clout to stop a prominent preschool for special needs children from closing.

State Sen. Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Joan Millman and Councilmembers Steve Levin and Brad Lander fired off a letter yesterday to the head of the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, asking the school’s board to reconsider its decision to close the Little Room preschool beginning in August.

The Little Room’s future has been in limbo since 2008 when BHMS, a private elementary and middle school on Bergen Street, announced it no longer wanted to share space with the state-financed special-ed program, which is offered to qualified children for free.

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