School board meets for first time this year


Dr. Lawrence Veracco, Superintendent, discusses the school board meeting’s agenda on Aug. 19. A slideshow on AP classes and test scores, a Common Core update and recent pictures of the construction were on display for the meeting.

Alayna Wallace and Alayna Wallace

On August 19, the school board came together to discuss construction, the Westlake program and primary education for their first meeting in the 2013-2014 school year.

An agenda composed of many different issues was discussed, but the update of the construction was the most anticipated.

“Everything is going as planned and on time from when they broke ground. The estimated time of moving in is the end of December beginning of January. The goal is to start second semester fully in the new building,” Mr. Robin Tobias, Principal, said.

The massive addition has many new features and will be something very different for the town of St. John.

“I have not seen the finished product, and there is a lot of anticipation that we’re going to have bigger hallways, west entrance will be pretty grand in terms of the buses where most of the them will be relocated over there for student entree and dismissal. There’s a lot of things that we’re not thinking of that we’ll feel pretty good about,” Mr. Tobias said.

William Ledyard, Director of Facilities, attended the meeting on Monday night and discussed the progress of the construction of the new building.

“All of the site work around LCHS as well work inside the existing Freshman Center that was scheduled to be completed during the summer of 2013 was completed on time prior to the start of school. LCHS opened for the 2013-2014 school year without an issues,” Ledyard said.

The move into the new building is a few months away, but the excitement of a new school is already prominent in the students.

“At this point, we’re feeling pretty good. We got kids in the building, and we’re working,” Mr. Tobias said.