On Tuesday, Oct. 22 community residents of the Glen Cove City School District defeated both bond propositions that would have funded much-needed major repairs and renovation to all schools within the Glen Cove City School District.
The final vote was:
Proposition No. 1 $53,834,966: 1,128 YES and 1,333 NO.
Proposition No. 2 $23,540,832: 1,073 YES and 1,349 NO.
“While we are obviously deeply saddened and extremely concerned with the outcome of the vote, we thank all those who voted,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria L. Rianna. “We will continue to provide our children with the best-quality education possible. However, the fact remains that despite misinformation circulating in our community to the contrary, our schools are in dire need of repairs and renovations that must still be addressed. The Board of Education and administration will immediately begin to work together to determine the best plan moving forward.”
—Submitted by the Glen Cove City Schools