Seventeen Garden Club members and a spouse (Stan Poe) attended a special meeting at Naples School regarding the twelve-month construction project at Naples School slated to begin in June. Our purpose was to emphasize to LBUSD our Club's interest in how the landscape will be protected and nourished as systems (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roofing) are replaced and/or updated. Alan Reising, LBUSD promised that irrigation would not be turned off. The school project will roll out and Phase II of the Naples Seawall replacement effort will not be far behind. This promises to be a very intense year of construction and traffic for the island. The school construction is funded by the property owners of Long Beach via Measure K passed in 2016.