New York City to put $4.4 billion into public school construction

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The city will create 39,500 new public school seats over the next five years with $4.4 billion in construction money, officials said Tuesday.

The budget includes $490 million to reduce class sizes and $480 million to scrap trailers used as temporary classrooms, Deputy Schools Chancellor Kathleen Grimm told the City Council.

Corona and Elmhurst in Queens will gain 2,376 new seats, Dyker Heights in Brooklyn will get 1,920 and lower Manhattan will get 1,928 seats.

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