Parents launch a Twitter campaign to try and save Middle Village charter school

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The parents at Middle Village Preparatory Charter School (MVP) are taking their fight to keep their children’s school open to social media.

They’ve launched a Twitter campaign to save the school as the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens continues its push to get the charter school off the Christ the King High School campus.

Earlier this month, the diocese alerted MVP faculty and staff that the charter school must be shut down at the end of the school year due to a 40-year-old agreement between Christ the King and the diocese that says the high school’s campus can only be used for a Catholic high school. The secular charter school breaks that agreement, the diocese charges.

The issue will be brought to court on June 13, however, a judge recently granted MVP a temporary stay, which means that no action can be taken to shut down the school before oral arguments are heard on June 13.

On Wednesday, May 17, parents and students of MVP gathered at Christ the King to organize and combat the diocese’s legal moves. Parents of the embattled charter school has even created an online petition to try and help keep MVP open for current and future students.

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