OU Welcomes Half-Day UPK Pledge from NYC Mayor de Blasio; Seeks Clarification on UPK for Jewish Day Schools

03 Dec 2014

This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to release a new Request for Proposals (RFP) through which schools may seek government funding for half-day Universal Pre-K (UPK) programs. The Orthodox Union welcomes the half-day program proposal as a constructive first step by the Mayor in creating more opportunities for participation in UPK. However, based on feedback from a broad range of Jewish day schools, we must seek clarification on key issues related to the UPK program and Jewish day school eligibility going forward.

Read the full press release on the OU Advocacy website.