The Clarkstown Board of Education is asking the public to join the discussion about the proposed 2015 Facilities Improvement Bond.
Earlier this year, the Facilities Improvement Committee shared concerns over the aging of the district’s school buildings and repairs that are becoming increasingly urgent. During a September 8 meeting, the committee presented greater details on the three major areas of concern; roofs, boilers and transformers, items that are critical in keeping a building open for daily use.
The pros and cons of a variety of action plans were laid out in and the Facility Improvement Committee ultimately recommended to the Board of Education that a bond be issued for the work with the hope of beginning repairs during the summer of 2017.
Should the community approve this bond, the debt, once state aid has been applied, can be paid for with funds already in the budget. No increase in the budget or community taxes would be necessary. The impact of this bond would be budget neutral.
The Facilities Improvement Committee will be hosting community input meetings at varying times.
The dates and locations are as follows:
• September 21, 2015 , 9-11 a.m. Chestnut Grove – Main Board Room
• October 2, 2015 , 12:30-2:30 p.m. Chestnut Grove – Main Board Room
• October 8, 2015 , 7-9 p.m. FFMS Auditorium
• October 13, 2015, 6-8 p.m. PM FFMS Auditorium