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DOE: 12 Schools To Open In Regular Buildings Monday

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The New York City Department of Education says that 12 more relocated schools will reopen in their regular buildings Monday.

The 12 schools are located in 10 different buildings. Five of the schools are in Brooklyn and seven are in Queens.

In Queens, the Waterside Children's Studio School, the Waterside School for Leadership and the Goldie Maple Academy will all open Monday after temporary boilers were installed and power was restored to those schools.

Power was restored and temporary boilers and generators were installed in a building that houses three schools; P.S. 43, D79 Adult Ed and P.S. 256 Annex. The building that houses P.S./M.S. 42 R. Vernam also had power restored and temporary boilers and generators installed.

In Brooklyn, power was restored and temporary boilers installed at P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School, P.S. 329 Surfside and P.S. 188 Michael E. Berdy. At P.S. 015 Patrick F. Daly and the PAVE Academy Charter School, power was restored, water was pumped out of the basement and generators were installed.

In addition, the building that houses I.S. 2 George L. Egbert in Staten Island has a building ready for Monday after a temporary boiler was installed, power was restored and new switch gear was installed. However, according to the DOE, it will remain at its relocated site through Thanksgiving because the principal requested more time to prepare for the transition.

As a result of these 12 schools reopening, there are 18 schools and programs in relocated buildings that serve approximately 7,800 students.

The DOE also announced Friday that it is extending its 2012 high school application deadline by one week from Monday, December 3 to Monday, December 10. It is also extending the choice entry deadline for schools by two weeks from Friday, December 21, 2012 to Friday, January 4, 2013.

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