Cough, cough! Two Red Hook schools closed in flu fear

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

PS 15 and the PAVE Academy Charter School in the same Sullivan Street building will be closed through Monday due to fear of flu.

The Health Department said on Tuesday that it recommended the school closures after “an unusually high amount of influenza-like illness” in 20 students on Monday and Tuesday.

It is unclear whether the sick children were at the 377-student public school or the charter school.

In closing both schools housed inside the same building between Van Brunt and Richards streets, the city Department of Education avoided the controversy that arose last month, when PS 231, a school for students with disabilities in the same Borough Park building as PS 180, was closed, yet PS 180 remained open.

“If you’re closing PS 231, close PS 180,” said Laurie Windsor, president of the neighborhood’s Community Education Council.

Updated 5:13 pm, July 9, 2018: Story was updated to add some shoe-leather reporting.
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

francisco soto from red hook says:
i miss red hook my home
June 4, 2011, 6:53 pm

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: