Midwood school cafeteria receives $450,000 in upgrades
Students at a Midwood school are now enjoying an upgraded cafeteria, following hundreds of thousands of dollars in upgrades.
The $450,000 upgrade was made to the cafeteria at Edward R. Murrow High School through the Goldman Foundation, a fund for public schools and capital projects.
News 12 is told the renovations were much needed, since the former cafeteria was drab and unwelcoming. The new cafeteria is decorated with artwork, has tables that make socializing easier and is designed to offer healthy food options in an efficient manner.
The school's principal, Allen Barge, says the new setup is a grab-and-go concept that is very similar to what students will see in college. "It makes them a little more independent, which is what we're always striving for," he says.
Students at the school tell News 12 the renovations are attracting more students to visit the cafeteria, saying it has a "restaurant vibe."
Eric Goldstein of the Department of Education School Support Services says they plan to bring this cafeteria progress to about 35 other schools in the city.