the information available on this website. IMPORTANT MESSAGE
We have a very important day coming up in our community – Wednesday, December 4th! It will take place at your elementary school from 7am to 9pm. If you will not be in town that day you can still vote by picking up an absentee ballot from your elementary school district clerk (for Floral Park residents that is One Poppy Place). If you are not yet registered to vote, please register at your local elementary school next Monday, November 25th from 4pm to 8pm.
This bond is a mechanism by which all 5 high schools can see the much needed repairs and improvements at the same time therefore providing equity to the students and our communities. Here are some of the highlights of what our school communities will be acquiring which will be beneficial to all our children.
- Security and technology upgrades
- Health and Safety improvements such as roof and window replacements, HVAC and masonry repairs
- 4 Auditorium refurbishments
- 1 expanded Auditorium to Floral Park Memorial H.S.
- 3 additional classrooms for choral, orchestra and band to Floral Park Memorial H.S.
- 1 gym addition to Elmont Memorial
- Additions to Sewanhaka High School for new gym, cafeteria and culinary arts classrooms (which these trade classes are available to all FPM students too)
- 6 Synthetic Turf Fields for each high school for football, soccer and lacrosse
- Renovation of ATS sports complex to include new baseball field with dugouts, soccer and lacrosse grass fields
Also some highlights just for Floral Park Memorial (the second highest amount of funds will be dedicated to our school)!
- Air conditioning in expanded, larger capacity Auditorium (which could be used for elementary school graduations)
- Renovation of current softball field
- New Press Box
- New paving and parking lots
- Electronic sign outside of building
- Bathroom refurbishment
By passing this Bond Referendum for our high schools on December 4th, we will also lock in the 40% capital improvement aid from New York State. That means we are only footing 60% of the bill as taxpayers. Also, our school district is in an excellent financial position for borrowing at a very favorable rate. The bond life is expected to be 15-20 years and will be phased in over a 2 to 4 year period. The cost on average (based on your homes assessed value) is approximately $144 per year per household (which is less than a cup of coffee a day). If we wait, the state aid is constantly being chipped away and these much needed renovations will cost the school and taxpayers much more!