Written by Herald Staff, email@example.com Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00
In an effort to provide the best possible education, the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District is busy inspecting its facilities in order to decide where improvements are needed the most.
The school district’s Facilities Upgrades and Improvements Advisory Committee and the Board of Education took tours of each District school building to inspect and assess the improvements suggested for each building by the District’s architectural firm, BBS Architecture.
The tours — which took place on Saturday, Aug. 23 — were led by Roger Smith of BBS Architecture. The walk-throughs were part of the committee’s preparations to formally present an initial report to the Board of Education on Monday, Aug. 25.
“The building tours were essential in deciding which projects should be included in the recommended scope of work to best preserve our infrastructure and support the success of our students,” said Plainview-Old Bethpage Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis. “It is important for committee members to be well informed about each project and provide input that will help ensure the long-term integrity of our facilities and the excellence of the academic program we offer students in our District.”
During the tour, committee members reviewed potential projects, including windows, classroom interiors, science rooms, energy efficiency and security projects to name a few. Committee members then developed a report for the Board of Education detailing what had been reviewed to date by the committee and next steps to move forward in this process. This included: quantifying and prioritizing building infrastructure and site needs; potential costs and financial impacts; timing and scheduling; and identifying and recommending a scope of work to the Board of Education.
Committee members will present a second report to the Board of Education on Sept. 8. The Board of Education will hold a public forum on Saturday, Sept. 13. For more information regarding the proposed capital improvements and the upcoming bond vote, visit www.pobschools.org.
Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00
When it comes to food, New York is known for three things; pizza, deli sandwiches and bagels. Some of the best bagels are right here on Long Island. Plainview to be exact.
“When I was in eighth grade, I took a job at the local bagel store next to the high school,” said Steve Cohen, owner of Town Bagel in Plainview. “I still have that same job today, 36 years later.”
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
It’s hard to imagine that it’s Thanksgiving already. Is it me, or did we just celebrate? Halloween wasn’t even upon us and the stores were stocked with Thanksgiving and Christmas items. We say to ourselves, “each year, it comes earlier and earlier.” While some prepare to cook and figure out where to seat relatives to avoid arguments, others plan to dine out. To many of us, Thanksgiving means shopping on Black Friday. But for the few and far between who look forward to catching the latest film from the array released exclusively for the holiday weekend, the time has come to relish relaxation. Sit back and enjoy the weekend at the movies, while the deliciousness of turkey and stuffing is probably still digesting in your tummy.
The following movies opened on Nov. 26:
The Penguins of Madagascar (PG–92 mins)
The Penguins of Madagascar finally have their own movie. If you’re familiar with the previous Madagascar films, featuring the zoo animals and their adventures, then you already know the funny and lovable spy penguins. Packed with animated fun for the whole family, Skipper, Kowalksi, Rico and Private begin a journey as undercover agents to help stop the notorious villain, Dr. Octavious. New and returning voices include Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knight, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and many more.