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Officials to Break Ground on Woodside Elementary School

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Nov. 14, 2013 By Christian Murray

The first significant step toward easing school overcrowding in Woodside takes place Friday with a ceremonial groundbreaking of a new elementary school.

The new school, which will be located at 39th Avenue and 57th Street, will cater to about 470 students. It will be a 5 story building and is expected to open September 2015.

The addition of the new school—to be called PS 339– will help alleviate school overcrowding at PS 11, which is located at 54-25 Skillman Ave. That school, which is currently functioning over capacity, has about 1,350 students.

PS 11 has as many as 10 beaten-up portables that litter the school grounds—with several more than a decade old. The trailers are used by about 220 kindergarten and first grade students.

“Our children should never be forced to learn in trailers that are falling apart,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.

In an addition to the new school, the city will be building an annex at PS 11, which will serve 340 students.  Construction is expected to be completed in 2016.

GROUNDBREAKING: Friday, November 15th at 1:00 P.M.

LOCATION:  58th Street and 39th Avenue, Woodside

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american guy

i tried really hard, almost until it was painful, but i have nothing to say about this topic. nothing interests me less than somebody breaking ground on something i will never use. yawn, about as exciting as seeing those joe Crowley ads wishing people a happy Columbus Day. oh man, wheres my pillow?

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Hal

The problem is the “minorities” are reproducing at a far faster rate than white middle-class New Yorkers.. There is an incentive for them to do so, since the more kids they have the more government subsidies they get. Eventually the welfare recipients will outnumber tax paying citizens.. It’s not racism, it’s reality.

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Lunar

We could also use another Junior High. The only one around is I.S 125 and that school is well known for the overcrowding because of that reason.

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Kat

This is great news. Let’s stay positive! I don’t have kids yet, but if I did they would go to PS 11. I’m happy to hear there will be more room to accommodate the children properly!

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86Mets

Not enough schools or too many kids?

Te city is getting packed in like sardines. That’s the real issue.

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