Groundbreaking for New Elementary School in Woodside Today

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This afternoon Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Assembly Member Michael DenDekker, representatives from the School Construction Authority, the Department of Education, Community Education Council 30 and other community leaders broke ground on a new elementary school for Woodside, PS 339. The new school — located on the corner of 58th Street and 39th Avenue — addresses school overcrowding in Woodside, particularly at PS 11. It’ll add roughly 470 extra seats to the district. According to DNAinfo, the building will house classrooms for children from Pre-K to 5th grade, a small gym, and art, science and music classrooms. The Department of Education also decided to add an annex to PS 11, which is only a few blocks away from the construction site. That will add another 300 seats to the school. Construction of the annex will finish sometime after 2015, PS 339 is scheduled to be up and running by 2016.

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