The Long Beach Public Schools’ Board of Education and administration dedicated the district’s new administration building with a ceremony held on Sept. 15. The construction was finished last year, just in time for the start of school in September of 2016. It was funded entirely through federal and state funds, at no cost to taxpayers.
Joining district officials were Senator Todd Kaminsky and Assemblywoman Melissa Miller. They each spoke about this important moment in Long Beach, which signified the final phase of Superstorm Sandy repair projects.
“This is reflective of a new day in Long Beach,” Senator Kaminsky stated. “I’m glad you have a resilient new home.”
“Much luck moving forward, with all new things happening, and I am glad you have this new building,” said Assemblywoman Miller.
Superintendent of Schools David Weiss expressed gratitude to Chief Operating Officer Michael DeVito, Director of Facilities and Operations Steve Lahey and their respective departments for the efforts that went into to the securement of funding.
Past Board of Education trustees Patrick Gallagher and Roy Lester had the honor of unveiling a plaque that was installed in the building’s front lobby; the plaque displays the names of the administrators and Board of Education members who were involved in seeing this endeavor through from start to finish.