The Goshen (N.Y.) Central School District has broken ground on a $30.5 million addition to its high school.
The district says the expanded Goshen High School campus will create 21st-century learning environments, address safety and security concerns, modernize the performing arts program and auditorium and upgrade athletic facilities.
“The completion of the capital improvement project will ensure that our students receive a top-rate education in state-of-the-art facilities," says Superintendent Daniel Connor.
Construction is expected to take about 14 months, officials say.
Among the improvements:
•A 15,000-square-foot addition that will provide four new classrooms, centralized administrative offices, and a security vestibule at the front entrance.
•A new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) Lab and Suite. It will have space for hands-on learning in areas such as advanced manufacturing, robotics, electronics, computer science, graphic design, applied math, 2-D and 3-D art, and computer-aided design.
•Music department upgrades—improved seating, acoustics and lighting in the auditorium.
•A new multi-use artificial turf athletic field with an eight-lane track and lighting, 1,500-seat bleachers, concession stand, team locker rooms, training room, storage rooms and bathrooms.
•Improved high speed broadband and wireless connectivity throughout the district and a Voice Over Internet Protocol phone system.
•A new bus drop-off lane with a new parking lot for about 200 cars will be placed close to the high school’s main entrance and athletic fields. The design will separate student pickup and drop-off areas from the bus drop-off area.