The Daily News reports that two Queens schools that have made the "failing" list put out by the state in the past will be the sites of three new school co-locations despite the improvements these schools have made on their school report cards:
The city has proposed opening one new school in the Newtown High School building, in Elmhurst, and two new schools at the Flushing High School campus.
The Department of Education is also looking to cut enrollment at the large high schools, which could affect the amount of funding each institution receives.
The city attempted to close both of the schools last year, but was blocked by a court order.
“These are two overcrowded schools that have just turned the corner in starting to make progress,” said James Vasquez, the Queens High School rep for the United Federation of Teachers. “This does nothing to help these school communities.”