Penn Yan Middle School students are getting to eat their meals prepared in a new kitchen. They enjoy those meals in a newly renovated cafeteria, after having spent most of this school year eating their breakfast and lunch in classrooms near the gymnasium.
The new cafeteria opened last week just a few days after the Penn Yan School Board of Education held a meeting there so board members and the public could tour the kitchen first.
The improvements are part of a $15.2 million plan approved by voters in 2016. The Middle School portion of the project, planned to cost $4.6 million also includes improvements to the locker rooms, technology room, various classrooms, and the addition of office space.
The overall capital plan also includes the construction of a new transportation garage currently underway along with a new maintenance building and parking area at a total cost of $8.3 million.