School Construction Authority

Community board chair fires back at Walcott over school employee threats
Community board chair fires back at Walcott over school employee threats
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/14/2013 at 2:04PM

The city’s schools chancellor chastised a community board leader after residents allegedly threatened his employees at a rowdy Bayside meeting last week. “I would never allow anyone to be treated in this manner and would expect that you have the same standard,” Dennis Walcott said. The head of the city’s public education system expressed his [...]

City may take legal action after contentious Bayside community board meeting
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/09/2013 at 11:29AM

The city might take legal action after two school construction officials were threatened Monday at a contentious community board meeting. Bayside residents were enraged at a proposal by the city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) to build a 416-seat elementary school at 210-11 48th Avenue. They said it would destroy their quality of life, worsen parking [...]

Bayside residents oppose school in place of Keil Bros Garden Center
Bayside residents oppose school in place of Keil Bros Garden Center
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/08/2013 at 12:02PM

Build a school, say Bayside residents, just not in our backyards. Community Board (CB) 11 voted against a controversial proposal to build an elementary school in the place of a popular garden center after enraged residents who live near the 210-11 48th Avenue site vehemently opposed it. “This area is saturated with schools, and we [...]

New schools to ease overcrowding in western Queens
New schools to ease overcrowding in western Queens
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 3/06/2013 at 2:38PM

Two new schools will help alleviate overcrowding in Jackson Heights and Corona in the next two years, according to the School Construction Authority (SCA). The first school, P.S. 287, is scheduled to debut this September at 110-08 Northern Boulevard in Corona. Located in District 24, the four-story building will serve pre-K through fifth grade and [...]

Corona school plans halted over street closure
Corona school plans halted over street closure
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 1/17/2013 at 12:12PM

Concerned over congestion, a Community Board slammed on the brakes when construction plans for a Corona school involved a temporary street closing. According to Community Board 4 District Manager Christian Cassagnol, the board voted down the motion 14 to 10 when the Department of Education (DOE) and the School Construction Authority (SCA) requested 44th Avenue [...]

Added room will help expand minds in Middle Village
Added room will help expand minds in Middle Village
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 7:11AM

Middle Village students will soon have more room to expand their minds. Construction is underway on an extension at P.S./I.S 87 in Middle Village that will add a gym, music room and classrooms, among other amenities, to the school. In 2002, the school — located at 67-54 80th Street — expanded to add grades six [...]

New Woodside school to ease overcrowding
News Michael Pantelidis 2/22/2012 at 9:11AM

The city is using several empty lots to ensure students in one of New York’s most congested school districts don’t get lost in the “crowd.” Due to collaboration between the Department of Education (DOE), School Construction Authority (SCA) and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, the city plans to purchase a cluster of land in Woodside to [...]

Parents from P.S. 234 angry over unusable school gym
Parents from P.S. 234 angry over unusable school gym
News Michael Pantelidis 12/27/2011 at 1:10PM

Parents from P.S. 234 are exercising their voices in disapproval of the delay in reopening the school’s flood-ravaged gymnasium. The elementary school, located at 30-15 29th Street in Astoria, has been without a gym since September due to damage caused by severe rain storms. The flooding produced “bumps” in the gym floor and has prevented [...]