Environmental concerns prompted the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education to propose a revision of its policy on school signs. School District Consultant David Kincaid suggested the revision, based on environmental concerns regarding the use of treated wood. The original policy, adopted on Feb. 24, 2003, included the phrase "protected wood" which is now being replaced by the phrase "recycled plastic."
The revision was first introduced at the board's June 20 meeting and has since been revised once again, adding wording based on a June 20 board discussion.
The proposed revision on the policy on schools signs reads as follows: "In the event that a school wishes to install an identifying sign on school grounds, approved by both the school principal and the PTA/PTSA, the following guidelines must be observed: lettering shall be limited to the full name of the school only; the sign shall be securely anchored into the ground and shall be immovable; the sign shall not obstruct traffic or pedestrian sight lines; indirect lighting only, preferably solar powered, shall be installed; and the sign and supports shall be either aluminum or recycled plastic. All permanent identifying signs on school property must be approved by the Board of Education."
No action was taken on this proposed revision, as it was only a second reading. A third reading, and possible adoption, is anticipated for the fall.
The board of education is scheduled to meet next for a public action meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 19, at 8:30 p.m., at the Great Neck South High School library.