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District Thanks Legislator for Berner Safety Grant

Safety Grant

The Massapequa School District continues to take measures to secure its buildings, and a new safety enhancement is under way at Berner Middle School. A six-foot perimeter fence is being constructed in front of the school, along Carman Mill Road.

Nassau County Legislator James Kennedy, who represents Massapequa, secured a grant to pay for a significant part of the project. On Oct. 24, Legislator Kennedy was joined by board of education trustees, administrators and Town of Oyster Bay officials at the site, where brick pillars have already been constructed. The project is expected to be completed by mid-November.

“Once complete, this exterior fence will provide an added layer of protection and reinforce our security measures and controlling points of entry for our school grounds,” Superintendent Dr. William Brennan said. “We are very grateful to Legislator Kennedy for his support. This project represents our ongoing commitment to creating a safe and conducive learning environment for all students and staff.”