Located in central Queens, District 28 encompasses diverse communities ranging from the affluent, leafy neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens to the more bustling, commercial area of Rego Park. Overcrowding is a problem in schools across the district with those in the more prosperous northern communities such as Forest Hills and Kew Gardens performing better than schools located in the poorer, southern sections such as South Jamaica.
District 28 Contacts
90-27 Sutphin Blvd, Room 242
Each district has two superintendents--one in charge of elementary and middle schools, one in charge of high schools--who appoint principals, evaluate schools and approves budgets.
Elementary and middle school superintendent: Mabel Munez-Sarduy, (718) 557-2618
High school superintendent: Juan Mendez, (718) 281-7696
For individual parent concerns, contact:
Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Rosa Fenton, (718) 557-2618
High school family support coordinator: Evelyn Ruiz, (718) 281-7696
For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:
Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Sonia Rueda, (718) 557-2618
High school family leadership coordinator: Selena South, (718) 281-7696
To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center, not the district office.
Family Welcome Center
90-27 Sutphin Blvd. 1st Floor
Phone: (718) 935-2393
This center handles both general education and special education enrollment
Community Education Council:
The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy.
CEC: Community Education Council 28, (718) 557-2738
District 28 office
90-27 Sutphin Blvd.
Most questions about special education can be answered by your child's teacher or principal. If you are new to New York City or your child attends private or parochial school, contact the nearest Committee on Special Education for an evaluation.
Committee on Special Education
90-27 Sutphin Blvd.
Phone: (718) 557-2553
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts