Plans to reconfigure and refurbish space in Peekskill High School to accommodate new and existing programs are proceeding on several fronts.
The Board of Education toured the affected areas before its workshop meeting June 5 to gain greater familiarity with the space shuffle, which is driven by the development of a new alternative education program.
Plans call for the 21st Century Learning Center to open in September in second-floor space currently occupied by the Pace program. Pace, a small-group form of alternative education featuring mainstreaming and some technology for classes of 8-10 students, will relocate to two large classrooms near the center of the second floor; those rooms will be converted to three smaller Pace classrooms. The current computer labs will become regular classrooms, and the computers will be relocated in a wing of the updated library/media center, where consolidation of books will open up space for them.
Board discussion of the plans continued after the tour, including possible different accommodations for the Pace program, efforts to make the finished projects as energy efficient as possible and, in a related matter, possibly making the entire library wireless.
In other high school construction activity:
- District officials plan to open bids June 13 for the cafeteria and kitchen renovations and award a contract at the board’s June 19 business meeting.
- Anyone wishing to donate to the expanded Wellness Center should contact District Clerk Debra McLeod at the Administration Center, 1031 Elm St., firstname.lastname@example.org.