The School Construction Authority (SCA) will be hosting a public forum this week on a new school being built in Centerville.
The proposed school, located at Albert Road and Huron Street, will be a big topic of discussion at the next Community Board 10 meeting on Oct. 2 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in South Ozone Park.
The SCA sought the land in an effort to alleviate expected overcrowding in School District 27. The agency estimates that there will be an additional 990 students in the district by 2017.
The site, which is approximately 72,500 square feet, will be used as a 504-seat elementary school that will run from pre-K to grade 5.
Along with the school building, there are also plans for a large recreational area consisting of courts, a playground and even an outdoor stage, according to the SCA website.
Community Board 10 currently has six elementary schools, four K-8 schools and four middle schools in District 27.
The meeting will begin at 7:45 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 135-45 Lefferts Blvd.