New Capital Bond Projects Update – January 10, 2018
At the regular Board of Education meeting on Jan. 10, Dr. Paul Lynch, assistant superintendent for finance, operations, and information systems, provided a capital bond update for the Lynbrook community.
Air conditioning updates for all the elementary and middle school gymnasiums as well as plans for the middle school locker rooms and the Atlantic Avenue wrestling and locker rooms are being submitted to the New York State Education Department’s Office of Facilities Planning this month. It is expected that the plans will not be coming out of New York State until the spring of 2019 with construction anticipated for summer 2019. The district is also putting together a timeline for the larger projects such as those at Lynbrook High School, working with the architect and fiscal adviser to finalize a schedule. These plans are much more involved and are being looked at in great detail. The high school plans are expected to head to the State in the fall of 2018. It is likely that they will not come out of the State until fall 2019 and anticipated ground breaking will be summer 2020 after the bid.
Lynbrook Public Schools community approves bond referendum
On Tuesday, Oct. 3, residents in the Lynbrook School District voted on a capital project bond referendum. Voters approved the bond: 1254 YES votes to 767 NO votes. The Board of Education and administration would like to thank all community residents who voted on the bond referendum.
“We are grateful to the Lynbrook community for their continued support,” stated Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak. “The approval of the bond referendum will enable us to expand, enhance and enrich the three core areas – academics, the arts and athletics.”
The proposed $33.9 million project will enhance the facilities at all Lynbrook school buildings, including the construction of a 33,274-square foot, two-story addition at Lynbrook High School to increase educational opportunities, expand facilities and accommodate students’ growing academic successes.