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New schools provide 11,000 additional seats across the city

Distribution of New Seats by Borough
Distribution of New Seats by Borough
Kyle Kurlick

Eighteen new school buildings will open next week, providing 11,471 new seats in New York City classrooms, the mayor and chancellor announced today. The current five-year capital plan, available for your perusal on the DOE’s website, will create 63,000 new seats by 2012.

The graphic to the left shows the distribution of the new seats among boroughs. About half of the new school buildings are elementary schools.

Earlier this summer, we saw parent advocacy result in DOE action on increasing capacity in the West Village and Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO.

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