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.”