PLACE Calls for Supporting Our Students and Families in Response to Terrorist Attacks in Israel

(New York, NY – October 11, 2023) PLACE NYC stands in solidarity with all those who are impacted by the violence and conflict of the terrorist attacks in Israel. We express our sincere condolences to the students and families within our school community, many of whom have personal ties to the affected areas.

We ask Chancellor Banks and all NYCPS staff to continue to provide support and resources for students who are experiencing emotional distress or seeking guidance related to the conflict.  New York City Public School students and their families come from diverse backgrounds and have varying perspectives on global issues, and it is our duty to encourage them to express their opinions respectfully and peacefully, while fostering an environment that promotes tolerance and empathy.