Voters approved the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s $49.8 million construction bond issue for infrastructure improvements and renovations.
The district serves grades K through 12 with an enrollment of 5,200 students. Named “Building Futures Together,” the construction program will encompass seven schools and two other buildings owned by the district.
Construction work will be performed in four phases, which will prevent interruptions to educational activities.
BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers is serving as architect; interior designer; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineer; civil engineer; and site and athletic field designer for the construction program.
“The upcoming renovations will result in increased energy efficiency and significant savings for our district,” said Dr. Lorna R. Lewis, Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD Superintendent of Schools.
“The construction work will bring our schools, majority of which were built in the 1950s and 1960s, to modern standards that will accommodate current educational programs and provide healthy and attractive learning environments for our students.”
According to BBS principal Architect Roger Smith, AIA, LEED AP, “The construction program will include building envelope renovations that aim at improving energy efficiency, classroom and other interior renovations, safety and security upgrades, new technology systems, renovations of outdoor sports facilities, and infrastructure and building systems upgrades. Energy efficiency improvements will result in annual savings of approximately $239,000 for the school district.”