Huge hike in NYC Education Dept. building permit fees endangering some after-school programs

A steep hike in the cost of permits to run extracurricular activities in city Education Department facilities is preventing out-of-school programs from opening their doors — and some are questioning the justification for the price jump.

Education Department officials tripled the cost to outside groups of using city facilities to run activities like after-school programs and sports — forcing some to jack up the fees for parents beyond what they can afford and effectively killing their chances of running sustainable programs.

A steep hike in the cost of permits to run extracurricular activities in city Education Department facilities is preventing out-of-school programs from opening their doors — and some are questioning the justification for the price jump.

Education Department officials tripled the cost to outside groups of using city facilities to […]

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