Capital Bond Projects Update – May 8, 2020
Construction has started again on the Lynbrook High School addition and contractors are following the social distancing protocols. The district started its summer projects kickoff meeting on May 7 to discuss the Waverly Park elevator, the West End heating, ventilation and air conditioning project and the Marion Street air conditioning project. The preliminary part of the Marion Street air conditioning project is electrical so there will be a large excavation in the front of Marion Street School. Since the schools are closed, construction is expected to begin earlier on these projects.
Capital Bond Projects Update – April 23, 2020
During the district’s board of education virtual meeting on April 21, Dr. Paul Lynch shared a capital projects update in connection with the pandemic situation. He reported that construction has stopped in the district. The construction at Lynbrook High School began in mid-March, but operations had to stop due to the pandemic. The district is working with its attorneys and construction manager to see if they could get some work up and running as long as it is done safely with appropriate social distancing. Dr. Lynch hopes to share some good news at the next board meeting in May.
Lynbrook High School Bond Update – March 19, 2020
Construction has started on the field of Lynbrook High School for the school’s new extension. Project Adventure and the seating areas have been demolished and stone has been placed on the ground to create a temporary road for construction equipment.
Lynbrook High School Officially Breaks Ground on New Extension
The district celebrated the start of an exciting new construction project for Lynbrook High School on March 12. A 33,274 square-foot extension will be built onto the high school to support and enhance learning opportunities for students. Central and building administrators, board members, Lynbrook law enforcement, architect Robert Cascone and project managers Tom DeBenedetto, Robert Fasulo and Frank Giorgio gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the milestone occasion.
The two-story extension was funded through the district’s 2017 bond referendum and will span from the front of the building where the security vestibule is located through the high school field. The first floor will feature a school store, three music rooms for band, chorus and orchestra, three art rooms and an innovation lab for 21st century learning. The second floor will consist of five new classrooms including two for family and consumer science classes and one for the career development program.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak expressed her gratitude towards the community for approving the bond. She also shared her excitement about how the new spaces will give students more opportunities to grow.
“This day is a long time coming for us,” she said. “We have gone through many challenges in trying to figure out how we can best support the future of the high school. From looking at the needs to the curriculum changes, we want to bring the best to current and future Lynbrook students. A lot of time and effort went in on this and we are so thankful for all the support that we have received from the community.”
Capital Bond Projects Update – March 12, 2020
At the district’s board of education meeting on March 11, Dr. Paul Lynch, assistant superintendent for finance, operations, and information systems, reported that the two air conditioning projects at Marion Street and West End elementary schools and the elevator project at Waverly Park Elementary School were awarded.
Capital Bond Projects Update – February 20, 2020
Bids were reopened for the Marion Street and West End heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems on Jan. 9. During the district’s Feb. 12th Board of Education meeting, Dr. Paul Lynch, assistant superintendent for finance, operations, and information systems, reported that the district was able to accept the bids that day which came in at budget. At the meeting, the board awarded the four primes at Lynbrook High School and the construction manager who will take the district through the next two to three years of the project.
Capital Bond Projects Update – January 10, 2020
The rebid opening was held on Jan. 9 in the Atlantic Avenue board room for the air conditioning projects at West End and Marion Street elementary schools. The bid opening for the Lynbrook High School renovation project will be held on Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. in the Atlantic Avenue board room.
Capital Bond Projects Update – December 16, 2019
There was a bid opening on Nov. 26 for the air conditioning projects at Marion Street Elementary School and West End Elementary School. Unfortunately, all bids came in too high, so the board rejected them at the regular Board of Education meeting on Dec. 11. The bids will be opened again on Jan. 9 and the district will be opening the large bid for the Lynbrook High School addition on Jan. 31 in the Atlantic Avenue board room.
Capital Bond Projects Update – November 19, 2019
There are currently bids out for the air conditioning projects at Marion Street Elementary School and West End Elementary School. The bids will be opened in the Atlantic Avenue board room on Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. and the public is welcome to attend.
Capital Bond Projects Update – October 2019
Phase I of the bond projects are almost completed at North Middle School, South Middle School, Waverly Park Elementary School and the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center/Atlantic Avenue. The projects include: the gymnasium air conditioning at Atlantic Avenue, Lynbrook North Middle School, Lynbrook South Middle School and Waverly Park Elementary School, new locker rooms at the middle schools and the renovated softball locker room and Atlantic Avenue wrestling room. The district is getting ready to put the large Lynbrook High School project and air conditioning of the gymnasiums at the West End and Marion Street schools out to bid which should occur before the holiday break. The work on the high school is anticipated to start this spring and the West End and Marion Street projects will begin this upcoming summer.
Project Progress – Summer 2019
Capital Bond Projects Update – May 8, 2019
During the district’s board of education meeting on May 8, Dr. Paul Lynch, assistant superintendent for finance, operations, and information systems, provided a capital projects update for the community. He stated that the board was voting that evening on awarding the contracts for the initial bond projects. This included contracts for the new locker rooms at North Middle School and South Middle School, the wrestling room at Atlantic Avenue and the gymnasium air conditioners at Waverly Park, North and South middle schools. On May 9, the district will open the bid for the work being done this summer at Marion Street School. There will be five student restrooms which will be replaced, and the locker room will be completely redone. In addition, a contract for work on a bathroom at West End will also be awarded.
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.