On Tuesday, March 12, residents of the Glen Cove City School District defeated a $84,669,818 bond referendum that would have supported major repairs, renovations and expansions throughout the Glen Cove City School District. The final vote was 1,176 Yes and 1,558 No.

“While we are obviously disappointed with the outcome of the vote, we thank all those who voted,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria L. Rianna. “The needs and scope of work outlined in the bond are real. All of our schools require major repairs and renovations that must still be addressed.”

“The Board of Education would also like to thank all the community members that voted, as well as central administration and the Bond Committee, for their hard work and dedication to identifying the needs of our school district. We all have a commitment to the success of our students and improving our schools,” said Board of Education President Gail Nedbor-Gross. “We will be addressing and analyzing the results immediately, and how we can move forward within the coming days.”

The Board of Education and administration will continue working on developing a plan for a bond and facilities maintenance and repairs, which will be shared and discussed with the community.