P.S. 2 – located on 75th Street and 21st Avenue – will finally get a permanent addition to the schoolyard after two decades of students using a temporary classroom to accommodate overflow.
The “modular building” was initially used as a short-term fix for 120 students, however the temporary fix ended up in the school yard for twenty years.
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The design of the permanent building, which will be done by the School Construction Authority will take about a year, according to DNAinfo. The subsequent construction will take about two years and will allow for up to 600 students to be housed inside.
City Councilman Costa Constantinides said in a statement, “Our students deserve a permanent educational space that’s indoors, rather than in modular buildings or trailers.”
P.S. 2 isn’t the only school that is getting rid of their “Transportable Classroom Units”. It is just one of many who are finally receiving proper classroom buildings to teach students in a positive environment and not a portable trailer or prefabricated temporary fix.
During the construction, the students will be moved to the regular building, until they can benefit of their new classroom settings.
*Featured Image: Jeanmarie Evelly/DNAinfo