BX parents, students protest Mott Haven school closure

A group of Bronx parents and students is rallying to save its school from the chopping block. P.S. 369, also known as Young Leaders Elementary

P.S. 369 is at risk of shutting down

P.S. 369 is at risk of shutting down over poor progress report marks.

MOTT HAVEN - A group of Bronx parents and students is rallying to save its school from the chopping block.

P.S. 369, also known as Young Leaders Elementary School, is at risk of closing; thus prompting students to send more than 200 letters to Department of Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott. The Mott Haven school has performed poorly in the DOE's annual progress report, a trend parents say should be blamed on the system. Some parents say the school needs more resources since 80 percent of the student body comes from non-English-speaking households.

Parents say they plan on holding another rally before the final list of closures is released this winter.

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