Borough President Markowitz is asking state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to probe a shuttered preschool that may owe parents thousands of dollars in prepaid tuition.
The Brooklyn Children’s Academy Preschool was closed by the city, which cited numerous violations, after it moved into a new facility on Dean Street, between Boerum Place and Court Street, in November. The city permitted the preschool to reconvene temporarily in a church in Brooklyn Heights, but it soon ceased operations.
Executive Director Andy Lewis reduced tensions with the parents by mailing letters suggesting their tuitions would be refunded, but several parents have threatened to sue.
Besides the money, scrambling for alternate daycare has been a challenge.
“There’s an acute shortage, and I’m not even going to go into the expense,” said Susan Stayna.
Lewis was unreachable for comment.
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