North Shore Passes Infrastructure Bond ($19.6 M)

Dear North Shore Community:

The December 3rd vote approving the $19.6 million North Shore infrastructure bond issue was a tremendous victory for our students and our schools. Maintaining facilities in proper repair allows our outstanding teachers and administrators to provide the first rate education that our district is noted for.

The bond issue could not have been successful without the input and support of the members of our community and the faculty who served on the bond committee. We sincerely thank them for their time and dedication.

We look forward to our continuing to work closely with the community to best serve the needs of our students and the entire community. And as always, we invite all members of the community to attend the Board of Education meetings where key issues are discussed and debated. Best wishes for the holidays and for a happy and health new year.

Sincerely,
Herman Berliner, President
Thomas Knierim, Vice-President
Amy Beyer, Trustee
Sara Jones, Trustee
Toni Labbate, Trustee
Michael Nightingale, Trustee
Marianne Russo, Trustee  

North Shore Board of Education Proposes Infrastructure Bond Referendum 
      
The Infrastructure Bond Vote will be:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at North Shore High School from 7 AM -10 PM.


Bond Presentation by John Hall dated 10/28/2013 (Click Here)

At the September 12, 2013 North Shore Board of Education meeting, Trustees approved a $19.6 million Infrastructure Bond Referendum for the long-term financing of key infrastructure repairs that require attention due to age, condition and shorter life expectancy. The average homeowner will see no increase in their property taxes as a result of the proposed bond since payments of the 2013-14 Infrastructure Bond will be phased in as older bonds are phased out and paid off.

Annual Visual Inspections Required by the NY State Education Department

Superintendent Melnick discussed how Trustees arrived at the project list. By utilizing the Annual Visual Inspections required by the NY State Education Department, the Board focused on infrastructure projects requiring attention in the next 5-10 years.

Once the Board established a list of projects, building committees consisting of parents and staff were assembled to review the project list and to provide comments and suggestions. These were brought to a Community-Wide Bond Committee consisting of taxpayers including parents, community residents without children attending the schools, alumni, faculty and administrators.

After the Community-Wide Bond Committee provided feedback to the Board, Trustees arrived at the $19.6 million bond for the long-term financing of key infrastructure repairs requiring attention during the next 5-10 years due to their age, condition and shorter life expectancy.

What Are Some Projects Included in the Proposed Bond Referendum?

• HVAC (ventilation and air exchange)        
• Roof Replacements
• Security Upgrades
• Electrical Repairs
• Window Replacements
• Masonry Work

For a complete list of the proposed projects, please see the document prepared by Construction Program Solutions at http://www.northshoreschools.org/District/Bond_Referendum/Stu'sBondOption_20130723-RPT-NSCSD-Bond%20Option10Report_7-23-13.pdf

Why Bond Now?

  • Enables the completion of key infrastructure projects that must be done within the next 5-10 years due to age, condition, and life expectancy without impacting yearly school budgets.

  • With the school district’s excellent financial rating, we will be able to borrow money at today’s favorable interest rates. Payments of this bond will begin to be phased in as older bonds are phased out and paid off.

  •  A bond will enable the district to proactively plan and schedule the projects to avoid potentially costly emergency repairs and the disruption to our daily school routine.
  • BOND AT A GLANCE

Important Dates!

The Infrastructure Bond Vote will be: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at North Shore High School from 7 AM -10 PM.

Absentee Ballot Applications can be picked up in the North Shore Schools Central Office at 112 Franklin Avenue, Sea Cliff 11579.

For further information regarding the Infrastructure Bond Referendum, please see the North Shore Board of Education Minutes at http://www.northshoreschools.org/Board_of_Ed/Board_Minutes.html. Additionally, if you have any questions or would like to be involved, please contact nsboe@northshoreschools.org .

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Bond Handout 
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