At their Aug. 20 meeting, the Westbury School District Board of Education introduced a potential $172.6 million bond referendum, which if passed, would allow the district to do much needed facilities improvements and build a new middle school.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Lagnado opened the bond referendum presentation, suggesting that there was a tremendous need to improve the school buildings because of the age and physical condition of the facilities, as well as to keep up with the enrollment growth projections and subsequent space issues. There’s also a need for additional instructional support space, certain areas that need to be brought up to ADA compliance, and health and security upgrades that need to be made.
“With these kind of conditions, something has to be done,” Lagnado said. “With the enrollment growth, we need additional classrooms, bathrooms, expanded gymnasiums and cafeterias.” [Read more…]