Superintendent's Message

  • January 11, 2023

    Kitchen Update

    Dear Members of the Blind Brook Community,


    We continue to work towards completion of the construction project at the Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School. I know that many parents and students are anxiously awaiting the opening of the kitchen and the arrival of hot lunch service at the elementary school. Our plans were to have service up and running by the week of January 16th. Unfortunately we are not going to meet this deadline.


    The issue revolves around getting certification of the safety system that has been installed in the kitchen. This system must be up and running in order for the school to be able to occupy and use this space. We were not able to secure an inspection date which would ensure that use of the kitchen would be available by next week. I am diligently working with our administrators and construction consultants to get this done as soon as possible.


    I am looking to get the process back on track to have lunch service available within the next few weeks. I will share more details as they become available but wanted everyone to know that the food service will be delayed.


    Dr. Colin M. Byrne
    Superintendent of Schools