The Real Deal New York

Bridgehampton gears up to renovate its “Little House on the Prairie” school

December 07, 2016 05:15PM

Residents of Bridgehampton will vote next week on a $24.7 million bond referendum that would fund the expansion of the outdated Bridgehampton School. If the referendum passes, a new building will house a gym, stage, cafe, fitness center and science rooms. At a meeting Monday night with school officials, some members of the Bridgehampton Citizens Advisory Committee voiced concerns. Jenice Delano, member of the advisory committee, said the expansion wouldn’t be necessary if high school students were sent to other schools and Bridgehampton paid tuition costs. Others emphasized the importance of a modernized school. “If you don’t build, and you keep it like a ‘Little House on the Prairie’ school, and everything around you is 21st century, you’re not competing,” fellow member Tony Lambert said. [EHS]