Glen Cove CSD residents invited to attend bond community forum
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at Glen Cove High School 
 

The highest priority of the Glen Cove CSD Board of Education and administration is to ensure the health and safety of all children. The board of education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna invite all community residents to attend a community bond forum on Wednesday, Oct. 16 starting at 7 p.m. at Glen Cove High School. 

This forum, the last in a series of meetings, presentations and building tours, prior to the school district’s upcoming bond vote on Tuesday, Oct. 22, is designed to ensure all residents are informed with the facts when they vote on Oct. 22. Residents are also invited to attend the district’s board of education meeting immediately following the bond forum.

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Glen Cove High School and Connolly Elementary School, residents will have an opportunity to vote on two bond propositions that would support critical and essential school repairs, renovations and infrastructure projects to all schools in the district. Proposition No. 1 address critical needs while Proposition No. 2 address essential needs. Both Proposition No. 1 and Proposition No. 2 must be voted on separately. Proposition No. 2 will not move forward, even if approved, unless Proposition No. 1 is also approved.

Highlights of each proposition are listed below and will be discussed during the Oct. 16 bond forum: 

Proposition No. 1 – Critical Needs

Replace exterior doors, interior doors and hardware for improved security • replace exterior windows for improved safety and elimination of leaks • renovate HVAC system for improved air quality, climate control and energy efficiency • repair unsafe electrical system in Wunsch auditorium/improve lighting and sound system (cost offset by $125K grant) • add additional classrooms to address overcrowding • relocate transformers to a safer distance away from schools • repair outdated fire alarm systems • renovate and expand classrooms and cafeterias to address overcrowding • address mandated Americans with Disabilities Act compliance issues – bathrooms and elevators and renovate 50-year old science labs to improve safety and support current curriculum.

Proposition No. 2 – Essential Needs
Proposition No. 2 will not move forward, even if approved, unless Proposition No. 1 is also approved.


Add additional classrooms, in addition to Proposition No. 1, to address overcrowding • repair parking lots to stop recurring flooding and damage • renovate antiquated music and art rooms • replace exterior windows for improved safety and elimination of leaks • repair and upgrade athletic field, field press box, and tennis courts • restore masonry and walkways and replace flooring ceilings and lighting for safety and efficiency. 

Please plan to attend the bond forum on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and please remember to vote on Tuesday, Oct. 22. For more information about the bond, visit the district website at www.glencove.k12.ny.us.