Cold Spring Harbor School District Moves Forward With Bond Referendum
On Sept. 10, 2019, the Cold Spring Harbor School District Board of Education voted to approve a bond resolution to fund repairs and renovations to all district schools to enhance safety and security, expand academic opportunities and preserve and improve district facilities.
Prior to the board’s decision to move forward with this bond, the community had several opportunities to provide feedback through a districtwide online survey, a preliminary bond forum and by attending regular board meetings. The board used the community’s input as a guide when working with the district’s architect to determine the final proposed scope of work.
The bond referendum totaling $34,425,000, of which $1,225,000 will be funded through the district’s capital reserve fund, will be presented for a vote by registered voters residing within the school district on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.
Highlights of the proposed bond include: a new Science Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School including a Marine Wet Lab featuring the Coral Reef Project; a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Suite, including a new robotics lab; new sound and lighting systems in the Performing Arts Center; renovated music space at Goosehill Primary School; more secure classroom doors in all schools; and the installation of full-building generators in all schools to avoid disruption of instruction and potential school closings due to local power outages.
Prior to the bond vote on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, there will be a community bond forum on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, starting at 8 p.m., at the Francis Roberts Community Center. The vote will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, from 6 a.m.-10 p.m., at the Ralph Whitney Field House at Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School. Information regarding the bond can be found on the district’s website: www.csh.k12.ny.us.