Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, School Board members Dr. Martin Karp and
Dr. Lawrence Feldman, North Region Superintendent Jose Bueno, Principal Dr. Maria
T. Rodriguez, District administrators, school staff and students gathered this morning
to officially unveil the new General Obligation Bond construction project at Miami
Beach Senior High.
Architects and contractor State Contracting & Engineering Corporation delivered
the $4.13 million project, which includes
a new one-story classroom building with covered walkways and landscaping.
“I’m really excited about the new
construction because it’s now providing a home for our science classes,” said
the school’s Activities Director
Gussie Bowen Sakowiez. “We have a lot of involvement with our science
programs because we have students competing all the time. We have five
different science clubs. This is just the place to give them the space they
need to continue to do what they’re doing and succeed even more.”
Michael Spencer, an 11th-grade member of the Naval Junior Reserve Officers
Training Corps, was a bit more practical, “The best thing about the new
building is the fact it opens up new jobs for new teachers.”
The school bond projects resulted from
voter approval of the $1.2 billion General Obligation Bond. The bond is being
used to modernize and construct school buildings throughout the District,
expand student capacity, enhance facility safety, and provide technology
upgrades at all schools.
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TOP PHOTO CAPTION: Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and Miami Beach Senior High’s principal, Dr. Maria T. Rodriguez, are joined by School Board members Dr. Martin Karp and Dr. Lawrence Feldman, district and school representatives and students as they cut the ribbon to officially open the new one-story, 200-student station classroom building.
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