Velis Earmark WHS

State Sen. John Velis visited Westfield High School on Oct. 11 with a presentation check for $1,005,000 earmarked from American Rescue Plan Act funds that will be used to upgrade the science labs and tennis courts, and to enhance security and safety at the school.

The renovations will total $1 million, and $5,000 will be given to the Community Closet, which supports students and families by providing clothing and personal care items for anyone who needs them. WHS English teacher Jill Keenan, who runs the Community Closet, said the funds will be used to purchase a washer and dryer, among other items.