From Douglaston Patch:
The city has still not designated a locale for a new northeast Queens high school due to a lack of available spots and transportation concerns, Community District Education Council 26’s chairwoman said.
The School Construction Authority has considered several sites, mostly in Bayside and Auburndale, for the school. But the city has nixed the idea of building at the former Leviton manufacturing facility’s property.
Jeannette Segal, CDEC 26’s chairwoman, told board members that the site for the new school had been discussed during a recent meeting at the Queens Borough President’s office.
“We touched upon the overcrowding of high schools but, as always, there was no resolution,” Segal said during last night’s monthly meeting. “The problem is there is no land. And the problem with building too far east is transportation – getting kids there is not cost effective. They are looking more to the west.”
There are no high school kids in eastern Queens that would utilize this school? Is there not a problem getting kids to schools where there is no subway, like Maspeth, Bayside and Forest Hills?