.
News Alert
New Charges for Nanny Who Left 3-Year-Old in Hot…

Is a Turf Field Good for Lynbrook?

Voters approved the installation of a turf field in Lynbrook last Tuesday.

The of whether a turf field is coming to Lynbrook has officially been answered.

Last week, a $74,468,696 budget for the 2012-13 school year, as well as the installation of a turf field at Marion Street Elementary School.

The turf field was approved in the fourth proposition of last Tuesday's vote, which passed by a margin of 887 votes to 721 — the closest vote of the day.

The fourth propostion allows the district to remove $5,550,000 from the capital reserve fund and will also pay for several other additions to the district.

The additions include an elevator, music rooms, exterior restroom, district storage space and sod field space at . It would also fund the relocation of the baseball field to , improve track and field facilities at South and install a turf field at , according to the school district.

Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.

Lynbrook Resident May 29, 2012 at 08:00 PM
How much less? Hmmmm? Including perks and benefits? Just *exactly* how much less?
Lynbrook Resident May 29, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Yes Bill... the topic has been beaten to death... the residents of Lynbrook have been beaten to death, the students have been beaten to death. You are so right about this administratively top-heavy district. There is absolutely no reason for any of it... the school district is too small for this nonsense. It's not *just* the turf field ... it's about YEARS of over-crowding in the High School, students reports of cockroaches running around the building, bloated teachers salaries and insane administrative salaries. Y'all might want to ask yourself why Mr. Barbarino a former High School Chemistry teacher with NO DEGREE in Education Administration shadowed the former Superintendent who DID have an Admin Degree... *just* long enough for him to take the spot. He stays a few years and then retires.... hmmm... ya think that had *something* to do with how his pension is funded? Nahhh.... all of that couldn't be THAT contrived. You're all like sheep.
Lynbrook Resident May 29, 2012 at 08:09 PM
And you should have paid for it all out of your own pocket. As the other poster said... how many NFL players have we groomed? The football team is a WALK ON TEAM for heaven's sake. All you have to do is SHOW UP and you're ON.
JOHN C. May 30, 2012 at 01:47 AM
VOTERS APPROVED THE TURF FIELD! IF YOU EVER HAVE WATCHED A FOOTBALL GAME DOWN AT MARION STREET AND SEE HOW MANY PLAYERS,BAND MEMBERS,CHEERLEADERS,STAFF MEMBERS,STUDENTS AND FAMILIES COME DOWN TO SUPPORT THE JV AND VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAMS, YOU WOULD SEE WHY WE WANTED THE UPGRADE TO AN ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELD AND CONTINUE WHAT EVERY RESIDENT HAS BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS, OUR SCHOOLS ARE THE BEST! GO TO HOFSTRA AND SEE A BEAUTIFUL TURF FIELD WHERE OUR FOOTBALL TEAM CAPTURED THE LONG ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIP[ FIRST IN OVER 20 YEARS]. GO TO MANY HIGH SCHOOLS CROSS THE COUNTY AND SEE THEIR MAGNIFICIENT TURF FIELDS. NO COMPARISON COMPARED TO A GRASS FIELD. CHECK OUT HEWLETTS TURF.OUR TEAMS DESERVE THE SAME. LYNBROOK HAS A WILLIAMSPORT LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD,A FANTASTIC SWIMMING POOL,A GREAT HOCKEY ARENA IN WHICH WE DIDNT HAVE A FEW YEARS AGO. JUST LOOK HOW MANY KIDS ARE USEING THESE FACILITIES.HUNDREDS! YOU HAVE TO KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES. LIKE FORMER MAYOR SCARPATO ONCE SAID, TO DO NOTHING IS GOING BACKWARDS. NO GRASS MAINTENANCE NECESSARY. I AM EXCITED THAT OUR FUTURE FOOTBALL TEAMS WILL BE PLAYING ON A BEAUTIFUL EYE APPEALING TURF FIELD. HEY EVEN THE UNIFORMS WILL STAY CLEAN!
Lynbrook Resident May 30, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Perfect John...just perfect. So now we'll have a "beautiful field" like everyone else so we can keep up with the times. Now all we need are ALL THE OTHER intensely fabulous things the other schools have like perhaps a top flight curriculum and high as kite SAT scores. When the kids on the "new beautiful turf field" are attending Ivy League Universities because they are competitive enough to get into those schools, THEN we will have BETTER than anyone else has. In the meantime, they're spending millions for what.... 5 football games? Perfect.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »