Scheduling Congers Elementary Repair Bond Vote Before School Board

 Agenda items related to the proposed $6.5 million bond for the reconstruction of Congers Elementary School will be voted on by the Clarkstown Board of Education tonight.  The board approved putting the bond to a public vote at its last meeting. The public referendum on repairing the school, which was closed in August, may be scheduled for early February.

Board members will be voting on the district’s withdrawal from the Race To The Top federal grant program. Superintendent Dr. J. Thomas Morton recently said the state education department has provided little information in response to questions raised by the district about protecting students’ information. Read his earlier comments here.

The board will approve the official results of the New City and West Nyack libraries’ budget vote on Wednesday. The combined budget for both libraries passed. The New City Library budget did not include an increase while the West Nyack Library budget rose by 1.7 percent. Unofficially 1,062 people cast ballots and an additional 22 submitted absentee ballots.

A resolution to fund a demographic study of the district will be brought up again. A motion to spend approximately $19,000 to forecast the district’s future enrollment was voted down at the last meeting.

Rockland County School Boards Association Executive Director Pam Frederick and President David Gammerstorf will give a presentation on their association’s function and purpose.

Board members will vote on accepting the following donations:

  • Furniture for a radio desk at Clarkstown South High School contributed by WMCA 570 and valued at $5,000  
  • $4,262 for eight Nexus 7 Tablets for the Clarkstown North Physical Education Department, five Nexus 7 Tablets and camera stands for the North Art Department and three iPads for the North School Counseling Center contributed by the PTSA

The meeting begins at 8 p.m. at the Chestnut Grove District Offices at 62 Old Middletown Road in New City.  

Robert Ward Kurkela December 12, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Robert Ward Kurkela December 12, 2013 at 01:19 PM


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