A west Bronx school will be receiving a major upgrade very soon.
The annex of the P.S. 33 Tim Dwight School has officially broken ground on a $70 million renovation for its 2424 Jerome Avenue property on Thursday, July 11.
This project will include adding new classroom seats to the school, a library, an exercise room, a medical suite, a kitchen and a student cafeteria, a project room, a new playground and other necessary learning utilities to the kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school.
“Today’s groundbreaking is a major milestone for the Jerome Avenue Neighborhood plan and the school children of this community,” Councilman Fernando Cabrera said as he stood in front of the ceremonial dirt mounds that symbolized the start of construction.
“P.S 33 Annex tells the story of neighbors who came together, with elected officials and city agencies to ensure that our kids can get an education in a new, well-equipped, state of the art learning environment,” the councilmember elaborated.
According to Cabrera’s office, Community School District 10, which P.S. 33 is part of, is one of the most overcrowded school districts in the city.
This new, $70 million annex will create an additional 388 classroom seats for P.S. 33 students upon its completion.
“Throughout the process of developing the Jerome Avenue Neighborhood plan, I affirmed my commitment to this community by insisting on investments in housing, healthcare, economic development and education. Today I’m very proud of the work we did together as we begin the construction process of the P.S. 33 Annex,” Cabrera exclaimed.