Shaw Avenue Elementary School officially unveiled its new wing on Aug. 25. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling was joined by Board of Education members and administrators for the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
In May 2017, voters approved the project to be funded by the district’s capital reserve with no additional cost to taxpayers. The one-story addition features three new classrooms, one resource room and storage. The project is part of the district’s strategic plan, which continues to identify capital expenditures that are necessary to keep Valley Stream’s schools structurally, environmentally and educationally sound now and into the future.
“I would like to thank the Board of Education and everyone who helped to make this renovation possible,” Dr. Stirling said. “I also would like to thank our teachers here at Shaw for putting up with all the different challenges set forth. We were able to overcome a few setbacks and can still open and provide the education that we are so committed to providing to our students.”