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.