On Wednesday, June 19, 2019 the Glen Cove CSD Board of Education adopted a bond referendum resolution by a vote of 6-0 to fund critical and essential repairs and renovations throughout the school district. Board Trustee David Huggins was unable to attend the meeting. 

The bond referendum will be presented for a vote by registered voters residing within the school district as two separate propositions on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Proposition #1, which includes the most critical items, totals $53,834,966 and Proposition #2, which includes projects deemed essential, totals $23,540,832. Registered voters will be asked to vote on each proposition separately.  The work proposed in Proposition #2, even if approved, will only move forward if Proposition #1 is approved. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna noted that since the original bond was defeated on March 12, 2019, the board and administration have been diligent in their commitment to develop a scope of work that meets the needs of the school district and represents the interests of the community. The board and administration met with the members of the former bond committee and the district’s architect to carefully analyze and prioritize the projects proposed in the original scope of work, as well as the associated expenditures. In addition, the board provided several opportunities for the community to share their opinions including an online survey available to all residents. 

Prior to the Oct. 22 vote, the board will provide multiple opportunities for the community to learn in greater detail the information about the scope of work proposed in each proposition. The goal of the board and administration is to ensure that all voters have the factual information needed to make an informed decision on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.