The Bridgehampton School District closed bidding on its school renovation and expansion project on Tuesday with no unwelcome surprises. It was the third round of bidding after the first two rounds, in summer, came back 25 percent higher than expected and the district went back to voters for an additional $4.74 million in September.
Camp SoulGrow will have a scarecrow-making session for kids 7 and older. On Saturday morning, the Children’s Museum of the East End will pay a visit to the Milk Pail’s U-Pick Farm in Bridgehampton for apple picking. High school students looking for some extra help as they prepare to take the ACTs and SATs can find it at the East Hampton Library on Saturday.
Bidding on the Bridgehampton School District’s $29.4-million renovation and expansion project closes Tuesday at 11 a.m., and the school board intends to begin reviewing the bids immediately, hoping to be able to award a contract before the end of the month.
NexGen Youth Theatre is offering a number of performance workshops at the Southampton Cultural Center. Sunday is membership appreciation day at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. A celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt is underway on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum. At the East Hampton Library, high school students can earn community service credits by helping to plan a haunted library event and middle schoolers can unwind on Tuesday at 4 p.m. as they listen to music and color velvet posters. The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will host a tween screening of “The Haunted Mansion,”
Shark tagging and tracking program just for girls. A free open mike night for acoustic musicians, poets, stand-up comics, and other performers in 5th through 12th grades. Guild Hall in East Hampton is accepting applications for its paid Teen Arts Council. Children’s Museum of the East End’s next Pizza and Pajama Night on Friday. Wish bracelets, terrariums, and an American Girl tea party are on the schedule this week at the East Hampton Library. At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, children 4 and older can make sun catchers.
Bridgehampton School District residents approved an additional $4.74 million in funding last Thursday for the district’s renovation and expansion project, bumping the total funding for the project to $29.4 million and avoiding a new round of delays that could have pushed completion of the project well past the current July 2020 target date.
Springs school officials met with two members of the East Hampton Town Board last week and agreed to the town’s request for more detailed information about the additional $235,000 the district is seeking to help it upgrade to a nitrogen-reducing wastewater treatment system.
Children’s Museum of the East End’s annual baby gear swap on Saturday. Apples and cupcakes will be on the menu this weekend at the Montauk Library. Fall wreaths, emoji Mason jars, and artwork inspired by Jackson Pollock are among the children and teen offerings at the East Hampton Library this week.
By a vote of 132 to 98, voters approved an additional $4.74 million in funding for the district's renovation and expansion project, bumping total funding for the project to $29.4 million and avoiding delays that could have pushed completion of the project well past the current July 2020 target date.
Big rigs of all varieties, from ambulances and fire trucks to tractors and semis, will be on hand at the Children’s Museum of the East End’s Big Truck Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in Bridgehampton.
If the additional funding is approved, Robert Hauser, the district superintendent, estimated that individual taxpayers’ bills would rise about $20 a year for every million dollars of assessed value on their homes.
School officials and consultants explained the confluence of events that is sending the district back to residents on Thursday for a vote to approve an additional $4.7 million in funding for renovation and expansion of the school, on top of the $24.7 million that voters greenlighted two years ago.
Nearly two years after winning approval for a $24.7 million expansion and renovation project, the Bridgehampton School District will ask voters next Thursday for permission to borrow an additional $4.7 million to bring the project to fruition.
The newly waxed floors glistened in the empty hallways of the Springs School on Friday as a handful of teachers readied classrooms for the start of the school year on Tuesday, when 681 kindergarten through eighth-grade students are expected back on campus, with another 39 set to attend the district’s prekindergarten program at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton.