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Frank LoCurto of Coram who works for J.P. (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Frank LoCurto of Coram who works for J.P. Daly & Sons, looks over plans for the new classrooms at William Floyd High School, which is building its own career and technical education program this year, abandoning its BOCES program. (Aug. 13, 2012)

William Floyd High School's new career and technical education wing

The William Floyd school district is opening its own Career and Technical Education Program this year, finishing a new wing at the high school funded by a $35 million grant to accommodate cosmetology, carpentry and culinary classes, which will start in September. Automotive and nursing assistant courses will be added in 2013-14.

Frank LoCurto of Coram who works for J.P.
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Frank LoCurto of Coram who works for J.P. Daly & Sons, looks over plans for the new classrooms at William Floyd High School, which is building its own career and technical education program this year, abandoning its BOCES program. (Aug. 13, 2012)

A new cosmetology classroom in the new career
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

A new cosmetology classroom in the new career and technical education wing at William Floyd High School, which has turned away from Suffolk's BOCES program to bring the courses in-house. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Richard Jennings of Deer Park, who works for
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Richard Jennings of Deer Park, who works for Main Line Electric, installs new wiring and an exit sign in the new culinary wing of William Floyd High School, which will be abandoning its BOCES program in favor of bringing career and technology education in-house. (Aug. 13, 2012)

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A kitchen is remodeled in William Floyd High
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

A kitchen is remodeled in William Floyd High School's culinary wing as construction of the new career and technical education facilities is completed. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Richard Jennings of Deer Park, who works for
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Richard Jennings of Deer Park, who works for Main Line Electric, installs new wiring and an exit sign in the new culinary wing of William Floyd High School. This is largest building project at the district since 1999, when it added William Floyd Middle School in addition to a new library, fine arts wing and gym to the high school. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Richard Jennings of Deer Park installs new wiring
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Richard Jennings of Deer Park installs new wiring at William Floyd High School, which is opening its own Career and Technical Education Program this year. Officials said they were reluctant to stop sending students to BOCES, but felt they didn’t have a choice because of the cost of the program. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Assistant superintendent Gordon Brosdal looks at the newly
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Assistant superintendent Gordon Brosdal looks at the newly redesigned cafeteria in the culinary department of William Floyd High School. The district’s new program will cost about $500,000 next school year for salaries, benefits and supplies, and will accommodate at least 90 students in its first year, officials said. When the program expands the following year — it is expected to double in size — the costs still are expected to be well below what BOCES would have charged, Brosdal said. (Aug. 13, 2012)

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