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Prospect School's $18.1 million renovation included a new (Credit: Jeremy Bales)

Prospect School's $18.1 million renovation included a new playground. The Hempstead school was reopened after nearly a decade. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Prospect School reopens

The nearly century-old Prospect School in Hempstead reopened on Sept. 8 after a 16-month, $18.1 million renovation. The school had been shuttered for 10 years.

Prospect School Principal Carol Eason speaks alongside former
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Prospect School Principal Carol Eason speaks alongside former Prospect Principal Gerald Tootie at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school's reopening. Prospect was shuttered for nearly a decade. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Hempstead High School students play music for the
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Hempstead High School students play music for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Prospect School after being closed for nearly a decade. (Sept. 9, 2013)

A new library in the reopened Prospect School
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A new library in the reopened Prospect School in Hempstead features new computers. The school was closed for a decade. (Sept. 9, 2013)

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State Sen. Kemp Hannon speaks at the ribbon-cutting
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State Sen. Kemp Hannon speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the re-opening of Prospect School in Hempstead. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Hempstead student Travis Nelson speaks at the ribbon-cutting
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Hempstead student Travis Nelson speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Prospect School's reopening. The school was closed for nearly a decade and has undergone an $18.1 million renovation. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Local officials and residents attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony
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Local officials and residents attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of Prospect School in Hempstead. The school was closed for a decade and has undergone an $18.1 million renovation. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Hempstead High School students played music at the
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Hempstead High School students played music at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of Prospect School in Hempstead. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Prospect School in Hempstead has a renovated cafeteria
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Prospect School in Hempstead has a renovated cafeteria and gymnasium. (Sept. 9, 2013)

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Prospect School's $18.1 million renovation included a new
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Prospect School's $18.1 million renovation included a new playground. The Hempstead school was reopened after nearly a decade. (Sept. 9, 2013)

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