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NYC needs extra space for schools to open

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]

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