Notice of Joint Public Hearings

The Proposed Temporary Partial Re-siting of P.S. 95 Eastwood (29Q095) from Building Q095 to Building Q035 and Co-location with P.S. 35 Nathaniel Woodhull (29Q035) Beginning in the 2022-2023 School Year


Published on March 4, 2022


Two Joint Public Hearings will be held to provide the public with an opportunity to present comments or concerns on the proposal. The hearings will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Time: 6 p.m. Where: Building Q035, 191-02 90th Avenue, Queens, NY 11423

Date: Monday, April 11, 2022 Time: 6 p.m. Where: Building Q095, 179-01 90th Avenue, Queens, NY 11432

These Joint Public Hearings will provide opportunities to learn more about potential changes to buildings Q095 and Q035 and share feedback.


The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is proposing to temporarily re-site a portion of P.S. 95 Eastwood (29Q095), referred to as P.S. 95, an existing zoned district elementary school serving students in grades K-5, to building Q035 (Q035) for a four-year period beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. P.S. 95 is currently located in building Q095 and also has use of a set of two Transportable Classroom Units (TCUs), collectively referred to as Q910. Q095 and its TCUs are located at 179-01 90th Avenue, Queens, NY 11432 in Community School District 29, referred to as District 29. If approved, this proposal will temporarily re-site and co-locate a portion of P.S. 95’s kindergarten cohort with P.S. 35 Nathaniel Woodhull (29Q035), referred to as P.S. 35, in building Q035 (Q035). Q035 is located at 191-02 90th Avenue, Queens, NY 11423, also in District 29, and is approximately 0.9 miles from Q095.

A re-siting means that part or all of a school will be located in a different building than the building in which the school is currently located. A co-location means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces, such as auditoriums, gymnasiums, libraries, and cafeterias.

If this proposal is approved by the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP), P.S. 95 will be partially re-sited to Q035 for the 2022-2023, 2023-2024, 2024-2025, and 2025-2026 school years, where it will be temporarily co-located with P.S. 35. In the 2026-2027 school year, once construction of the addition is complete, P.S. 95 is expected to return to serving all grades in Q095.

For further information about this proposal, the Education Impact Statement is available in the main offices of P.S. 95 and P.S. 35 and on the PEP website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about- us/leadership/panel-for-education-policy/2021-2022-pages/april-27-2022-school-utilization-proposals.

Members of the public who wish to provide comments are encouraged to attend the hearings and share their feedback in-person or via teleconference. Sign up for public comment will begin at 5:30 p.m. and close 15 minutes following the start of the hearings. Public comments will be limited to two minutes. These Joint Public Hearings will provide opportunities to learn more about potential changes to buildings Q095 and Q035 and share feedback.

Attendees may request a reasonable accommodation, including sign language interpretation, for any Joint Public Hearing by contacting the NYCDOE Division of Space Management Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility@schools.nyc.gov. Please submit any request with as much advance notice as possible, or at least 10 business days before the Joint Public Hearing date. Building accessibility information is available on the NYCDOE’s website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/space-and-facilities/building- accessibility or by contacting accessibility@schools.nyc.gov.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, these Joint Public Hearings will also have a teleconference option. You can sign up to speak at the Joint Public Hearings starting at 5:30 p.m. Speaker sign-up will close 15 minutes after the hearing begins.

Access the teleconference Joint Public Hearings online here: https://learndoe.org/districtplanning/. If you are unable to attend the Joint Public Hearings through the above link, you may call in directly:

Before the hearings, you may visit the following website to confirm you are able to join the teleconference on your equipment: https://learndoe.org/odp/tech-check/.

  • To participate in English, dial 929-205-6099 (Toll Free) and enter meeting ID: 816-5831-4792#

These Joint Public Hearings will also offer live interpretation in Spanish:

  • To participate in Spanish, dial 877-853-5257 (Toll Free) and enter meeting ID: 656-297-5262#

These Joint Public Hearings will also offer live interpretation in Bangla:

  • To participate in Bangla, dial 877-853-5257 (Toll Free) and enter meeting ID: 920-013-2389#

This proposal must be voted on and approved by the PEP prior to implementation. In addition to the Joint Public Hearings, you may also share comments about the proposal by leaving a voicemail at 212-374- 3761 or emailing D29proposals@schools.nyc.gov.

All comments received at least 24 hours in advance of the PEP meeting at which this proposal is subject to a vote will be included in the Public Comment Analysis, which will be made available on the NYCDOE website after 6 p.m. the day before the PEP vote. The PEP is expected to vote on this proposal on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at The William H. Taft High School Educational Campus, 240 E 172nd St, Bronx, NY 10457 and via teleconference at: https://learndoe.org/pep/apr27/.

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