On Tuesday, March 20, the Port Washington community voted in favor of two bond propositions, one for additions and renovations to our seven schools, and one for air conditioning at both Weber Middle School and Schreiber High School in the new classrooms and libraries. On behalf of the board of education, I would like to thank the community for your support and for your commitment to our school district's long-term facilities. We understand that to do this is a substantial investment, but we believe that it will yield a high return to all members of this community as we build a quality learning environment that will serve generations to come. These additions and renovations will enhance our teaching and learning settings and help transform our schools into dynamic, 21st century centers for learning.
The project begins with drawings of plans and specifications for each building, a process that will take approximately one year. Those plans and specifications must be submitted to the State Education Department for approval, taking an additional three to four months. We hope to break ground on or before July 1, 2002. In the short term, portables are being readied for this September at Weber Middle School, as are modular classrooms at Guggenheim and Manorhaven Elementary Schools. Updates will be available both on the website and in the Port Report.
Once again, I thank the community for its continued efforts to make the Port Washington School District a true "Port of Excellence."
Albert F. Inserra, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools