Councilwoman Rose Announces Site for New Primary School in Stapleton

The formal review process to build a new school at 357 Targee St. in Stapleton—the North Shore’s first brand new school in decades—will begin Nov. 17, Councilwoman Debi Rose announced Tuesday.

"I am thrilled that we have selected this site for a new school on the North Shore,” said Councilwoman Rose. “This school will provide quality education in a state-of-the-art building to more than 600 students, alleviating serious overcrowding at several nearby schools."

"I worked for months with the School Construction Authority and the Department of Education to identify and secure an appropriate location that would best meet the needs of North Shore families," the Councilwoman added. "I am looking forward to the public review process at Community Board 1 with the Community Education Council, and to an eventual New York City Council vote to make this project a reality."

"As the North Shore continues to grow, I am always taking a comprehensive look at how this growth impacts our residents, and it's clear that school overcrowding must be addressed," the Councilwoman added. "This is a significant step forward, but not our last. My next step will be to achieve my long-time goal of creating a pre-k through 14 educational complex at the site of the old Staten Island Hospital in New Brighton."


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