On Tuesday, November 13th, the William Floyd School District officially dedicated the new wing in the high school and other recently renovated facilities throughout the district with a ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling ceremony. Students, staff, faculty, members of the community and the board of education, in addition to local government officials, turned out for this commemorative occasion.
Jeananne Dawson, Board of Education Vice President, cut the green and white ribbon that displayed the school colors, and uncovered the building plaque. Groups of attendees were then taken on tours of the new facilities by representatives of the student government. All tours culminated in the new state-of-the-art cafeteria for upper classmen where refreshments were served.
Made possible due to a $57 million EXCEL Capital Funding Grant that was approved in 2007, the new wing and renovated facilities include classroom space for the recently added in-house cosmetology, building trades and culinary arts Career and Technology Education (CTE) Programs; the cafeteria for upper classmen; a new wrestling gym and weight room; an upgraded and expanded security system; a district-wide wireless system; and interactive whiteboards for classrooms, to name a few key items. Said Paul Casciano, Superintendent of Schools, “These new and enhanced facilities have allowed the district to provide expanded educational opportunities for our students, such as our in-house CTE Programs, in addition to leading-edge amenities and systems. The level of excitement about these new offerings is tremendous, and that’s wonderful because our students deserve the very best.”