Our community is about to make a momentous decision that will impact the future of our school district. I am writing to remind all residents to make it a priority to vote on the bond referendum on Tuesday, November 19, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Ralph Whitney Field House at CSH Jr./Sr. High School.
Our children have always been the beneficiaries of a community that values education. The quality education we provide and the success of our students is an ongoing source of pride. We must now decide how we will build on that success to ensure our children continue to receive the high-value education they deserve and our community expects.
The scope of work included in the bond represents the combined efforts of the board of education, administration, parents and community residents. During the past year, we analyzed our academic goals, researched the best options to support those goals, and developed a financial plan to achieve those goals with a tax levy neutral impact and no additional cost to taxpayers.
The bond focuses on enhanced safety and security, which is always our highest priority, increased academic opportunities for all students and preserving and improving our schools to provide an instructional environment that promotes future success.
Before you vote on November 19, I hope you will take the time to read the bond voter guide that was mailed to all residents in our community and will visit our district website at www.csh.k12.ny.us for a complete list of bond projects and more information.
We have an opportunity to transform our schools into learning centers that will benefit current and future students for generations to come. Please be part of our school district’s and community’s future and vote on Tuesday, November 19.
Anthony Paolano is president of the Cold Spring Harbor Board of Education