Overcrowding forces 9:45 a.m. lunch

Decision raises parents ire.

Sept. 10—A middle school in Queens, N.Y., is facing the common problem of having too many students and not enough cafeteria space.

The predicament has parents up in arms over whether it’s lunch or brunch their children will be eating before 10 a.m. each day. I.S. 25 in Flushing is one of three schools jammed inside a building on 192nd Street. The cafeteria there is being slammed by extreme overcrowding, prompting an extraordinary response to the lunch crunch starting when school returns on Thursday. In a letter to parents, the principal at I.S. 25 wrote eighth grade students will begin their brunch at 9:45 a.m.