Capital New York:
With just over a week to go before the first day of school, New York City is closing seven pre-kindergarten sites because of contractual issues, construction problems and recently identified health violations, a de Blasio administration official said Tuesday.
The closures will affect 175 families, all of whom were notified late last week or over the weekend, the official said. The administration has matched 127 of the affected children with new sites and expects to place more over the next week. Pre-K classes begin Sept. 9.
The seven sites are part of four separate programs.
Muslim America Da Al-Dawah in Queens and Elite Kids Service in Brooklyn are each shuttering one site; B'Above in the Bronx is closing two sites and New Covenant Christian Schools in the Bronx is closing three of its sites.
Details about the closings were not provided.