“I’m working two jobs as it is,” Guarneri said. “His first choice was to go to Maspeth.”
More than 4,000 eighth-graders applied to the school, including 500 Catholic-school kids, the city Department of Education said. But the principal failed to “mark for priority” 207 Catholic-school students who had attended a Maspeth information session. None got offered seats.
The school sent acceptance letters to 370 students — all from public schools.
Maspeth HS is a “limited unscreened” school — one of 225 in the city — which gives admission priority to students who live nearby and attend its information sessions or open houses.