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New Sunnyside K-5 school rendering

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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:36 am, Thu Jan 10, 2013.

The Department of Education released a rendering for the Sunnyside kindergarten-through-fifth grade school planned to open in June 2014.

PS 313 at 45-46 42 St. will cost an estimated $57.31 million. The plans designed by Macrae-Gibson Architects call for a cafeteria, gym, clock tower, rooftop play space and 430 much-needed seats.

District 24, which the new school will sit in, and the neighboring District 30 are two of the city’s most crowded school districts, DOE officials have said at past meetings.

“We need those school seats,” Community Board 2 Education Chairwoman Jean Carubia said at a CB 2 meeting last month.

The School Construction Authority also plans to build a 300-seat annex at PS 11 on Skillman Avenue. The annex will replace leaky trailers that parents and officials have said are long past their expiration date.

Additionally, last February, the SCA bought property for a new school — PS 339 — at 39th Avenue and 57th Street. The 440-seat elementary school is tentatively scheduled to open in September 2015.

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