Governor Cuomo finally gave New York City the green light to reopen schools in September. But one part of the plan for in-person learning is still very much up in the air: extra space for socially-distant schooling and for child care to keep kids, teachers and their families safe from the coronavirus, TheCity noted.
Be Smart: REBNY emailed its members that the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) is presently looking for sites that can be used for additional school space. Criteria for space includes:
- Sites no higher than 4 floors.
- Rooms with no less than 650 SF each.
- Dedicated entrances and bathrooms.
- Larger spaces with at least 4 rooms preferred.
- Outdoor play space preferred, but not mandatory.
Worth Noting: Ideally, the SCA would like to identify feasible and move-in ready spaces that can be occupied with little to no work this September 2020. The SCA is seeking a one-year license agreement with a one-year renewal option. [TheCity+REBNY]