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What Needs Fixing in Northport-East Northport Schools?

Recent referendum sets priority items.

With thousands of children transiting the halls of Northport-East Northport Schools five days a week, equipment can quickly succumb to wear and tear. The auditorium, cafeteria, stairs, classrooms, gyms, outdoor athletic facilities, bathrooms, and grounds all take a good beating and often require refurbishment or replacement.

The District re-built the stairs at the Brosnan Building and revamped lockers and patched potholes at Northport Middle School for the new school year. In addition, residents recently approved a referendum to fund refurbishment of auditoriums at Northport and East Northport middle schools, bathroom renovations at Northport Middle and HVAC upgrades at Dickinson Avenue School.

Do you agree with the District's priority items? What else do you think needs to be fixed in Northport-East Northport Schools? Which are highest priority in your opinion?

Tell us in the comments.

Carla September 25, 2012 at 06:34 PM
What needs to be fixed ? Higher and Higher school taxes ! Buildings and grounds are supposed to be maintained on a continual basis not forgotten about until its too late, and then its shifted to capital improvements. Of course it could also be that tax money is being mis-allocated into salary and benefits in lieu of long forgotten improvements too.
Jenn September 26, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Northport HS looks run down. New windows would be a good place to start. Surrounding districts, Elwood, Kings Park, by far keep on top on building maintenance more than Npt-ENPT.
Mike September 26, 2012 at 01:15 PM
New stairs at the Brosnan School ? How many students attend there ? They just keep find more creative ways to waste money....
Ike September 26, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Mike - Did you ever walk on those steps? Crumbling is a perfectly accurate word to describe them. Here are a couple of others: Unsafe and Liability. That repair work was long overdue and hardly a 'creative way to waste money' as you stated. This community owns 10 buildings. The millions of square feet and properties are an asset that each taxpayer owns a piece of. They need to be taken care of. If the roof were to cave in at Brosnan, we shouldn't repair it because only a few district students go there? Yes, we should give priority to the buildings that service the most students ....but at some point, a repair has to be made when it becomes a safety issue. Personally, I'd like to thank the district for taking care of this before someone slipped on the crumbling blue stone and sued the pants off of us taxpayers!
Lin September 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Yes, which might also cut down on heating costs. How much heat has been slipping out of the drafty windows?
kimberly Anderson October 14, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Was McDermott's office in disrepair? I would like full disclosure on how much the renovations of her personal office cost since she got there
jill October 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM
she changed her office and ordered all new funiture for it but she does not have money to pay for upkept of the grounds and buildings.

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