The New York State Board of Regents is set to vote this week on a proposed Hebrew charter school in Brooklyn.
The New York Times says the school would open in the fall if approved.
Under the proposal, the school would start with 150 kindergartners and first graders and be located in District 22 – which encompasses Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, and Mill Basin.
The school, by law, would be open to all children.
Students would receive daily Hebrew lessons and learn Hebrew culture and history.
Some critics worry about how the school will manage separation of church and state.
The city has 81 Department of Education-run schools that offer dual-language programs.
The Arabic-language Khalil Gibran Academy generated heated debate when it opened in the fall of 2007. The school's founding principal was forced to resign after a controversial interview.