At least three city schools will switch to year-round schedules starting next September, according to a report published Thursday.
The schools have not yet been selected, but officials said they likely will include an elementary and middle school in the same neighborhood to ensure continuity, the Daily News said.
The plan needs approval by the Board of Education and the Legislature and would require new agreements with unions representing teachers and principals.
"It's going to cause a major problem for parents," said Ayo Harrington, president of the United Parents Association. "But I don't see an alternative to ease overcrowding."
Details of the plan were revealed after School Chancellor Rudy Crew made his strongest statements to date in support of year-round schooling, the News said.
Crew, who in the past has expressed reservations about year-round schooling, said during a meeting with high school journalists that it may be the way to relieve overcrowding and improve education.