There's still work to be done regarding heating at the middle school, the high school and Stratford, and lighting at the administration building.
Garden City Board of Education gathered Tuesday evening to honor its
champion football team
and discuss the district's progress following
recent renovations and energy performance.
Assistant superintendent for business Albert Chase presented an update on the
district's ongoing renovations from a 2009 investment bond and energy
performance proposal through Con Edison.
According to Chase, the project
has gone quite smoothly over the last three years and will be entering
its final stage come January. Since its inception, the bond has allowed
the district to extend the high school building, renovate the high
school bleachers, replace windows district-wide and upgrade the bus
circle and both the middle school and high school, among other projects.
realized there were some needs in the facilities and things that needed
to be worked on or brought up to code," Chase said. "We're very
We're probably 90 percent through the bond right now and probably 80
percent through the energy performance project. We were able to do,
essentially, over $50 million of work for only a $33 million cost."
senior project manager Mark Litwinko updated the board on the progress
of its energy performance project that was briefly set back by
Superstorm Sandy. According to Litwinko, there is still work to be done
regarding heating at the middle school, the high school and Stratford,
and lighting at the administration building.
"We will be here
well into February, March, April, making sure everything is up and
running," he said. "We're not looking to end this quickly. We want to make
sure we have good control of the whole building as soon as possible but
we want to make sure we sit here and babysit everything and know it's
other news, superintendent of schools Dr. Robert Feirsen commended the
Garden City High School varsity football team on their triumphant 2012
truly was an extraordinary run that the football team had,"
Feirsen said. "They achieved the greatness of defeating outstanding football
teams along the way, both within the county and in Suffolk County to
achieve the Long Island championship.
"Their game against Carey was not
only the best high school game I'd ever seen, but probably the best
football game I'd ever seen in terms of excitement and intensity
and focus. We're here to congratulate our team tonight."
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