COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
It shall be the policy of the Board to encourage the greatest possible
use of school buildings for community-wide activities. This is meant to
include use by recognized civic, social and fraternal and religious
organizations in accordance with law. Groups wishing to use the school
facilities must secure written permission from the Superintendent and
abide by the rules and regulations established for such use including
restrictions on alcohol, tobacco and drug use. The Superintendent, at
his/her discretion, may consult with the Board of Education. Monthly
reports may be made to the Board regarding community use of the school
Landing Boiler Project Completed
The aging boilers at Landing Elementary have been replaced with two new modern and efficient cast iron steam boilers. In addition, the boilers are equipped with new condensate pump return systems, energy-saving boiler cycling controls and lead/lag boiler controls to equalize run times of both boilers. The boilers are integrated to the building management system, which starts and stops boiler operation based upon outside air temperature automatically. Both boilers are currently online and will provide decades of steam heating service to the Landing School.
GCHS Locker Rooms Completed
Glen Cove High School’s new boys and girls athletic locker rooms were completed last month and are fully operational for the fall athletic season. Close to 1,200 new lockers have been installed between both athletic locker rooms and team rooms, along with new benches and showers. New bathrooms have also been installed and there is a smart board in each team room for game planning, review and analysis. Joined by Board of Education members, Director of Facilities Joseph Fiorino recently led the community on a tour of the new rooms.
GCHS Locker Rooms Near Completion
Glen Cove High School’s new boys and girls athletic
locker rooms are about 98% complete and will be fully functional for the
fall athletic season. Close to 1,200 new lockers have been installed
between both athletic locker rooms and team rooms, along with new
benches and showers. New bathrooms will be installed shortly, along with
a smart board in each team room for game planning, review and analysis.
Varsity football players have already been utilizing the new digs. The
community will be invited to tour the new facilities on the evening of
September 23, prior to the Board of Education business meeting scheduled
for GCHS to begin at 8 p.m.
GCHS & Robbie Wagner Team to Renovate Tennis Courts
In an ongoing effort to maintain all facilities and
grounds in the Glen Cove School District, administrators recently
announced that tennis courts at Glen Cove High School have been
Director of Facilities Joseph Fiorino said that the school’s seven
tennis courts had been in poor shape, with six-inch wide cracks in the
pavement. Mr. Fiorino estimated that the last time the courts were
upgraded was 30 years ago.
Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center of Glen Cove partnered with
the district to repair the tennis courts. The project commenced in 2011
and was completed this June. It included the installation of concrete
bases with asphalt tops, and sand paint was used for all the courts. The
project comes at no cost to the district.
“They’ve had great success in Glen Cove with the tennis program, and
they wanted to give back to the community,” Mr. Fiorino said of the
Robbie Wagner center.
GCHS has experienced success with its tennis program as well. The boys
varsity team was crowned conference champions in spring 2012, and the
girls varsity team was honored as conference champions in fall 2012.
The courts are now open to residents of Glen Cove for use.
Glen Cove High School Breaks Ground on New Locker Rooms
In a continued effort to consistently maintain and
improve all schools in Glen Cove, administrators and members of the
Board of Education came together to break ground on new boys and girls
athletic locker rooms at Glen Cove High School. The existing locker
rooms were the original rooms from when the school was built in 1962. A
complete renovation is planned, including new floors, ceilings, lockers
and showers, which were all redesigned with the input of the athletic
committee, coaches and Director of Athletics, Health and Physical
Education Denise Kiernan. Additionally, there will be a new trainers
office and more open space for team meetings, with the entire design
featuring school colors to capture a sense of Glen Cove Big Red school
pride. Completion of the project is expected in mid-August.
The project is the final component of a May 2009 bond, which also
replaced roofs on Deasy Elementary School, Gribbin Elementary School and
the high school, and new boilers at Thayer House and Gribbin School.
All of the bond projects will enable the buildings to operate more
efficiently and save the district money by reducing energy costs over
the coming years.