Second Bond Issue Presentation--Nov. 14

At the Nov. 14 meeting of the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education, representatives from BBS Architects & Engineers will make the second presentation on the proposed Bond Issue that will be presented to voters in a referendum on Feb. 14, 2017. Areas to be covered at the November meeting will include educational enhancements for the district's schools and programs. The proposed educational enhancements were suggested by school principals, working closely with their building's parent and staff committees.

The first Bond Issue presentation was made at the Board of Education meeting on Oct. 20, also by BBS Architects & Engineers. At that meeting, critical envelope (outside) improvements for the district's 18 buildings were presented. Areas to be considered include roof/window/door replacements and masonry reconstruction. The estimate for these projects is $51.7 million.

Community groups wishing more information about the Bond Issue may submit questions to the administration or the Board of Education, or make a request for a presentation at one of their meetings.

At its Dec. 12 meeting, the Board will adopt the State Environmental Quality Review Assessment (SEQRA) Resolution and the Bond Referendum Resolution.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Teresa Prendergast has said that the Bond Issue "will address the critical health, safety, and security needs of the district's school buildings and community facilities, and serve as an investment in our schools, sustaining Great Neck's tradition of excellence and helping our students remain competitive with their peers in similar districts. Items for consideration in the Bond will include specific educational enhancements to our programs. Projects will preserve our school buildings for decades to come and will sustain the community's investment in its schools."