School board discusses upcoming projects

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BAY HEAD — As Bay Head Elementary School officials await guidance from the state on the resumption of in-person learning beginning in the fall, the board of education discussed various initiatives it hopes to see come to fruition in the coming months.

“Right now there has not been a lot as far as for next school year but as soon as we find out you guys will know,” Superintendent Peter Morris said during the board’s June 23 Google Hangouts meeting.

“We are trying to figure out the policy moving forward for next year, and we are kind of waiting on the state for that,” added President Benjamin Hinds. “We’re not really sure which way to go at the moment, so we’ll wait and see how the summer unfolds.”

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Among projects discussed during the meeting include the renovation of the school portico, as well as the improvement of the school’s sports areas and equipment.

“The carpet has been removed and new tiling placed in the language arts classroom so that’s a win there, and they are currently painting that up,” Eric Pritchard said during the Buildings and Grounds Committee report. “In terms of the portico we’re getting a design and a proposal for that so hopefully that is something we can move forward with in the future. 

Mr. Pritchard said the sports court has been put out to bid as well as equipment including hoops, poles, nets and pickleball that has been ordered. New soccer goals are in route as well.

“The grounds look great and now we are just dealing with COVID and having to disinfect areas when people are in and out and trying to figure out what that is going to look like moving forward,” he added.

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