School Construction Authority

Pols ask for closer alternative for P.S. 11 students
Pols ask for closer alternative for P.S. 11 students
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/26/2014 at 1:19PM

Woodside parents and politicians are asking the Department of Education to consider renting space in a nearby former Catholic school building rather than busing the kindergarten and first-graders miles away to Astoria.

Howard Beach’s P.S. 207 receives nearly $2M in storm recovery funds
Howard Beach’s P.S. 207 receives nearly $2M in storm recovery funds
South Maggie Hayes 12/16/2013 at 1:46PM

Twelve feet of water rushed into the basement of P.S. 207 during Sandy, leaving the Howard Beach school with over $2 million worth of damages. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder announced Monday roughly $1.82 million is on the way for repairs. “It’s been over a year since Sandy tore apart our schools [...]

EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/22/2013 at 4:47PM

The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) is looking for more than an acre of Queens land to build a new high school, The Courier has learned. The SCA has allocated funds for the future institution, poised to alleviate Queens high school congestion, but is still scouring the borough for a site slightly larger than an [...]

Council vote OKs Bayside school on Keil Bros. site
Council vote OKs Bayside school on Keil Bros. site
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/18/2013 at 12:42PM

A controversial proposal to build a school in Bayside sailed through the City Council last week, despite the community’s overwhelming opposition. The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) needed the Council’s final ruling in order to go through with plans to build a new elementary school at the site of the Keil Bros. Garden Center and [...]

Hundreds show up to sign petition opposing Whitestone school site
Hundreds show up to sign petition opposing Whitestone school site
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 10/06/2013 at 12:18PM

CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Hundreds came out to Whitestone Saturday afternoon to sign a petition asking the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to propose alternate sites for a high school. Residents, after hearing rumors of a school coming to an abandoned six-acre along 150th Street and 5th Avenue, said they were upset they weren’t [...]

Whitestone school rumors met with rally
Whitestone school rumors met with rally
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 10/03/2013 at 11:45AM

Whitestone residents are upset they weren’t involved in the decision process after hearing rumors of a school coming to an abandoned six-acre lot in the heart of their community. After residents had seen city employees and School Construction Authority (SCA) surveyors measuring a vacant lot located along 150th Street and 5th Avenue, they began to [...]

Op-Ed: School buildings need adequate funding
Education & Kids Op-Ed 7/08/2013 at 11:46AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Long before I was elected to office, I was the Beacon Program director at P.S. 19 in Corona, known at the time as the most overcrowded school in the country. My years of work engaging our neighborhood children helped me understand the effect of school building conditions on their academic performance. [...]

New Ozone Park school begins construction
New Ozone Park school begins construction
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 5/14/2013 at 2:43PM

Soon, school bells will be ringing. Officials held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new elementary school in Ozone Park today. The facility will hold nearly 450 students and open next year. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, representatives for State Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assembymember Mike Miller along with officials from the School Construction Authority led the ceremony [...]