May 7, 2015 By Michael Florio
A new school may soon be coming to the Woodside/Jackson Heights area.
Councilman Daniel Dromm has been in discussions with the School Construction Authority (SCA) about building a school at the old White Castle Headquarters at 69-01 34th Avenue.
The school would help ease school overcrowding in Woodside, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, which are part of School Districts 24 and 30, which are deemed to be among the two of the most overcrowded districts in the city.
“Since I was elected to office in 2009, it has been my priority to add new school seats to our district. I believe this old White Castle site would be a great location,” Dromm said in a statement.
Dromm said that while he has been in discussions with SCA it was important the community provides feedback.
A discussion is scheduled for May 21, at the monthly community board 3 meeting, held at Louis Armstrong Middle School, located at 32-02 Junction Blvd.