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Are Turf Fields Necessary in Lynbrook? [POLL]

This week's board of education meeting left residents with the possibility of three turf fields in Lynbrook.

The Lynbrook Board of Education announced two potential capital project plans at Wednesday's meeting – the final result of which would be in Lynbrook.

The original capital project plan, revealed at the Feb. 29 , called for a turf field at North Middle School, as well as a track replacement and turf field at South Middle School, along with several other additions to North.

These projects would remove $6,125,000 from the capital reserve fund. That fund currently contains $6.9 million, according to Assistant Superintendent of Business Dr. Melissa Burak. 

A third turf field at Marion Street Elementary – which would be a separate second project to the one at both middle schools – was also considered at one point to follow the completion of the two middle school improvements.

Residents have already begun sounding off as to whether to the fields would be a good use of the capital reserve fund, but what do you think?

Mrs. WE March 22, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Great comment. At last nights mtg. there wasn't a single new voice at the mike. If members of the Rifle team and/or their parents had come out to meeting and spoken up in protest of the cut there may have been a very different outcome. Sadly they sealed their fate with their silence.
Mrs. WE March 22, 2012 at 04:16 PM
typo....mic.
noogie nitemare March 22, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Who really cares anymore? This district has bwen in the dark ages for years and so has the BOE ! Nothing progressive will ever get done. See ya.
Tom Garrett March 22, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Lyn, Mrs WE I was in fact at the meeting when this topic came up, Mrs B made a number of salient points, was it worth addressing the board, for me not at the time and I assumed Mrs B put the matter to rest. Is it disappointing from the stand point of the kids, yes, will it be the last casualty, probably not. As for standing up at the Mic. depends on what you say, you just might not make it out of there in one piece, I forgot how passionate these meeting can become!! The only way I was going to speak is if they were going to chop up the W/E project and since there was only a little tweak with the grass, I was fine with that. Personally I think Dr. Burak and the Board did an excellent job overall and I'm pleased at the final outcome of the Capital Proposal, both of which I will support. btw: LS.....Look who's calling the kettle black with a handle like that! hehehe
SouthSideJohnny March 27, 2012 at 04:08 PM
It is alot of fun reading the Patch posts and trying to figure out who is under those pseudonyms... the meetings do sometimes feel like an episode of cheers, only the regulars attending... maybe more might be accomplished and agreed upon if the meeting spot were at a bar! Regarding Rifle Team, it is highly likely that the team may be unaware that it's being cut... unless they attended the Board of Ed meeting at which it was discussed. 12 athletes who will have to look for another sport... How many players on a football team? (Is it true that only 11 players are on the field at a time? Does Lynbrook have almost 100 kids on the team? If so is that a little excessive? Do the other 89 get a workout at least?) Is there room for the Rifle team to join football?

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