The Board of Directors of JPPS-Bialik recently announced plans to move ahead with Phase II of Bialik’s expansion. This $ 3 million investment will add a much-needed second gymnasium, including a new state-of-the-art stage facility and a renovated Mettarlin Hall, anticipated to be completed by the spring of 2009.
This follows the first phase of expansion last summer and fall which included adding a new fourth floor, a state-of-the-art science lab, a renovated and expanded cafeteria, student lounge and a new double-art room.
While many schools seem to be struggling to keep up enrolment, Bialik continues to grow. Hence the expansion.
I have been working with the administration and students of Bialik since my election to improve the situation vis-à-vis traffic. Local Police Station 9, our Volunteer Citizens on Patrol and Public Security have kept a close eye on the situation. Students have conducted studies. There have been ticket blitzs fo parking violations. I believe we have made significant progress. The expansion of the campus is not meant to increase the student population. They simply need more space to accommodate what they already have.
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