Bond Proposal

Bond Proposal
The Comsewogue Bond Proposal Logo with blue and yellow gears, tools, and images representing academics, the arts and athletics.

During the March 5 meeting of the Comsewogue School District Board of Education, the board voted unanimously to move forward with a bond proposal to improve district facilities based on recommendations from the community-led Facilities Committee. The Facilities Committee was established to review the state-mandated five-year building conditions survey, tour district buildings, review financial and enrollment data, and, ultimately, present its recommendations and findings to the board. The committee presented its recommendations in a special public meeting on February 12, 2018. The proposal, as recommended by the committee, and now approved by the Board of Education, will be voted on by the community on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

The proposed bond, totaling $32 million, focuses on improving three main areas throughout the district's six school buildings: health and safety, infrastructure and the three A's - academics, arts and athletics. The proposed facility improvements preserve the integrity of the school buildings, address repairs, improve instructional resources for all and upgrade athletic facilities. The bond proposal includes several projects, including: creating security vestibules at the main entrances of all buildings, updating casework in all buildings, renovating auditorium seating and carpeting and updating the sound system and rigging at John F. Kennedy Middle School, and replacing the press box and bathroom/concession stand at the high school's main athletic field.

Projects have been categorized by importance and urgency, and broken into two groups: A-list items and B-list items. If approved by residents on May 15, items on the A-list, which have been categorized as high priority, will receive priority. Following the completion of the A-list items, B-list items will be reprioritized based on available funds and need. A full list of the proposed projects is available above.

The bond vote is scheduled for the same date and time as the budget vote and trustee election: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Comsewogue High School, 565 N. Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. More information on the projects will be made available through the district's website and via a voter guide mailed to all community residents.