Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00
Summer is a busy time for construction crews at the Westbury and Carle Place school districts. There are repairs and improvements being made at almost all of Westbury schools, including the middle school, which is currently expanding their staff parking lot as well as installing new storm drains and laying down new asphalt. Work is also being done on the middle school track. Over 100 feet of curb was fixed and the old cinder track was removed and will be replaced with asphalt.
At Powell’s Lane, a new roof is being constructed over the cafeteria and gym. The auditorium’s floor tile and seating, which dates back to the 50s, will be removed and replaced the first week of August.
In Drexel Avenue, the main bathroom in the lobby is being redone and the front stage curtains in the auditorium will be replaced. At Dryden, the floor tile is being replaced in one of the classrooms. At Park Avenue, new lawn sprinkles were installed around the front of the building.
At Dryden Street, a central registration room is being built. The room will be the size of a classroom, and will also hold the office for the assistant principal.
Carle Place is currently doing work on Cherry Lane’s auditorium and on the roof. They are hoping to complete construction on the Rushmore Avenue playground before the school year starts. The district has submitted several other big construction projects, including improvements to the high school lobby, main entrance, library and auditorium, to the State Education Department. These projects are still pending approval.