WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Board of Education announced Tuesday that a lighting demonstration will take place once again at Kehler Field on Thursday night, Feb. 4.
Originally, the board was scheduled to discuss the current status of the project, according to facilities committee leader Brendan Galligan, but was delayed by January’s harsh snow storm.
The Westfield Soccer Association (WSA), the biggest proponent of the light fixtures, will reveal new shields that have been added to the lights to help deter excess illumination, according to Dana Sullivan.
The Board shared the results of a 10-week pilot program for the lights which ran from March to May 2015, noting it was a successful endeavor and resulted in recommendations from the public.
Aside from the looming light debate, the board shared several updates about Westfield Public Schools’ successes. Mitch Slater, head of the technology committee announced that Classroom Close-up NJ, an Emmy award-winning TV magazine program focusing on innovative projects in public schools throughout New Jersey, will showcase the latest tech in the community’s classrooms.
Beginning with Westfield High School and ending at Tamaques Elementary, cameramen and producers filmed teachers and students in action on Oct. 20 utilizing the latest educational gadgets.
The show will air on NJTV on Sunday, Feb. 14 and March 20 at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. It will also be archived on Clasroom Close-up’s website.