At the business meeting on Oct. 1, the Board of Education
voted unanimously to move forward with plans for a community vote on a building
The Board has authorized a date of Tuesday, Dec. 2 for residents within the
school district to vote on the proposed plan that will create more efficient
buildings for students. If voters approve the proposed project, three schools
within the district would see building improvements. The plan includes upgrades
to the high school, middle school and Harding Avenue Elementary School roofs,
as well as a window wall at the middle school and the restoration of the iconic
middle school clock tower.
The aforementioned roofs, which are no longer under warranty, leak, weakening
the structure and creating a potential danger for students and staff. The
leaking window wall at the middle school has resulted in damaged ceiling tiles
as well as classroom materials. Currently the clock tower presents with rotted
wood components that need to be addressed so as to prevent further leaking and
The total anticipated cost of all projects is $8.8 million. Of this amount,
69.3 percent will be provided through New York State building
aid to be distributed to the district over the life expectancy of the bond.
Based on the average assessed value for a home within the district, the project
will cost approximately $26.76 a year, or about $2.23 a month, for the
On Dec. 2, community residents will have the opportunity to vote on the
proposal. Voting locations and hours are the same as previous school votes.
They are as follows: 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. at Albany Avenue, Daniel Street, Harding
Avenue, and William Rall Elementary Schools and the Lindenhurst Middle School.