A Brooklyn school board will take the first step in suing a district in Brooklyn for not providing textbooks free to students who need them, the school district said Monday.
The district said it will sue City College of Brooklyn, which runs the high school, on behalf of the families who use the library and for its failure to provide textbooks free of charge, and the students who use it.
The parents have requested the money be given back to them, but the board said it is unlikely to get it.
“The families who have a library and use it have not received the funds that were promised,” said board member David J. Schaffer, who is running for re-election.
“We don’t have any money and we haven’t been given any money.”
The school district, which is also in the city, was founded in 1879.
It has been run by the city for 50 years.
In the past, the board has provided free textbooks for students to use in the building.
The board also has been in talks with other districts and is considering a lawsuit against the city on behalf to the families, said board President Karen Harkins.
The school board has also set up a special fund to pay for materials and staff costs for the school year.
Harkins said the families were upset that the school board did not provide them free textbooks, which they had received from other districts.
The parents, who are from Brooklyn, have asked that the money go to their children, she said.
“If we didn’t provide the materials for the kids, we wouldn’t have been able to fund the school.
It was really disappointing to hear that,” she said of the parents’ request.”
I have been working hard on making sure that our school is an example for the rest of the city and the country,” Harkens said.
She said the district is still working on the budget and could not say how much the money would cost.
“But this is a very difficult time, and we have to do everything we can to make sure that we are prepared,” Hinkins said.
The city said in a statement that it was “aware of the complaint” and that the district would review it.