Riverhead High School is undergoing some major renovations, some of which students will enjoy when the school year starts Sept. 9. The new gymnasium floor and bleachers were completed over the summer. The school’s front entrance is under construction now as is the auditorium seating and library.
The new entrance is in the back of the building and the security office has been moved to the back next to the cafeteria, where head of security Donald Henderson has access to all the security cameras in the district.
The school district’s $78.3 million bond project approved by voters in 2011 remains on schedule with the exception of the high school, planning consultants said recently at a Board of Education meeting.
Larry Salvesen, an architect with BBS Architecture of Patchogue, updated the school board on the renovation work and said a delay in approvals from the state Department of Education has pushed back the high school’s completion date by a year. He estimates work will be completed by the summer of 2015.