A Hollis elementary school and a Glen Oaks sports facility are the recipients of a total of $550,000 in state funding from the office of state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside).
PS 178 was awarded $150,000 for repairs to the auditorium. The remodelling will include new seating and repairs to the piano.
“This funding comes at the most distinctive time as we approach our 65th year in 2015,” said Principal Jennifer Ambert.
The school has expanded from 350 to 560 students since becoming a prekindergarten through eighth-grade facility six years ago.
The funding was part of $1.7 million Avella brought back to public schools in his district this year.
A $400,000 allocation was announced to the Glen Oaks Village Owners for lighting upgrades at the oval.
Avella said that the oval, which is used for Little League games and many community activities, has been in desperate need of additional lighting. The oval is located at 260th Street, near the Little Neck Parkway.