Parents’ Council Meeting
Budget Presentation and Q&A Session
Monday, May 1 at 9:00 AM
The School Budget Vote is on Tuesday, May 16th!
There is a great upcoming opportunity to hear about the proposed budget for the next school year and to get your questions answered from Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Mooney and Mary Callahan, Assistant Superintendent of Business.
Please come to learn how the proposed budget stays within the tax cap while helping to meet the needs of our district’s ever-growing enrollment.
Guggenheim Roof Update --- April 13, 2017
As noted in previous correspondence, the installation of EPDM rubber cover sheets for the flat roof sections of the “green and yellow hallways” at Guggenheim Elementary School began on Saturday, April 8, 2017 and was completed as planned on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Residual water does continue to drain and ceiling tiles will not be replaced until the affected areas are totally dry. The targeted asbestos abatement has also been completed successfully in accordance with all mandated federal and state regulations.
The results from the additional mold testing conducted by J.C. Broderick on Friday, April 7, 2017 did not indicate any indoor mold concerns. The report has been posted separately.
We are pleased with the progress that has been made and will continue to provide you with updates as appropriate. We are deeply committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our students and staff.
Thank you all for coming out and making your voices heard at the last HSA meeting. We think it might also be helpful to contact the New York State Education Department along with our legislators to share our concerns with them. Below is a letter we’ve drafted explaining the problem, and asking them to declare the roofs an emergency to expedite the process for replacing the Green and Yellow Hallway roofs. Feel free to copy and paste it, or write your own letter.
Here are the suggested contact emails to include for NY State Ed Department Facilities Department:
And for our legislators:
Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Elaine Phillips: email@example.com
Subject Line: Please Help Expedite Guggenheim School Roof Repair
I am writing today to express concern about an extremely serious facilities problem at Guggenheim Elementary School in Port Washington. Two areas of our school’s roof (known as the “Green” and “Yellow” hallways) are severely damaged, causing a significant amount of water to seep into our school. Water has been leaking through the ceilings of our hallways and classrooms at such a fast rate, five industrial-sized garbage cans are needed to collect the dripping, dirty water each day. The wet and rotting ceiling tiles have been removed, leaving a disturbing mess of exposed steelwork, wiring, and plastic tubing throughout our hallways. These leaks have been ongoing for several months now, and have recently reached such disastrous proportions that eleven classes of students were displaced from their classrooms. We have serious concerns about the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, and are adamant this situation must be remedied without delay.
To that end, I urge you to take any and all steps necessary to classify this situation as the true emergency it is, so that the damaged roofs can be replaced right after the school year ends. Please expedite the process, so that our students and staff may return to the safe, healthy, comfortable and acceptable educational facility that they deserve.
Following the HSA meeting today, some questions arose regarding asbestos abatement at Guggenheim. We feel these questions were not answered accurately and want to provide you with factual information. Asbestos exists in the building. The District is under a federal mandate to manage asbestos in all school buildings. The District’s management plan is in full compliance with state and federal regulations and is adhered to meticulously. There has not been any danger to the children and staff. However, in an abundance of caution, a plan for abatement in targeted areas during the spring break had already been established.
There will be an opportunity to ask additional questions at a follow-up meeting in the next few weeks.
Parents/Guardians: Please read the attached letter from Dr. Mooney regarding Guggenheim's roof. From: Barbara Giebel
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