The following excerpts are from the Locust Valley School District Website.
After holding 17 public meetings to discuss many aspects of bond funding, the Locust Valley Board of Education voted on Oct. 26 to move forward with a $30 million bond that will be presented to voters for approval on Dec. 20. More than 60 faculty, parents, residents, architects, community leaders and financial experts, have shared their advice and input with the Board of Education regarding all aspects of pursuing a bond needed for facility improvements at district schools built from 57 to 90 years ago.
For a homeowner who pays $10,000 in school taxes in 2017-18, the total increase would be $58 for 2018-19.
The Board of Education voted to present two propositions to residents for approval. The first proposition includes health, safety and security improvements, program needs and athletic updates. The second proposition is for two turf fields. The first proposition must pass in order for the second proposition to be approved for bond funding.
Minimal school tax impact within the tax cap, a very high district credit rating and low interest rates, combined with limited capital funding alternatives and significant facility needs make this an important time for the school district to consider bond funding.
Bond information will be available to all district residents from now until Dec. 20. For more information, residents are encouraged to visit the bond referendum page on the district website (click here) Members of the school community are also asked to read district publications that will be mailed to them.
Bond Referendum Voter Information
In order to vote you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old or older, and a resident of this school district for at least thirty days before the vote. In addition, a resident must be registered either with the school district or with the Nassau County Board of Elections. If you are not already registered with either, you may register with the County by mail or in person.
You can easily register to vote for our School District Bond Referendum Vote which will take place on December 20, 2016 by simply printing out the attached form and mailing it directly to the Nassau County Board of Elections. Click here to print the form. This will qualify you to vote in all local, national, and school district elections.
You may also register in person in the Locust Valley School District. By doing so, you will only be qualified to vote in school district votes. To register in the school district click here to print out the district form. Bring this form to the District Clerk’s office, Administration Building, 22 Horse Hollow Road, Locust Valley on school days between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. through December 13, 2016.
Special Saturday registration will be held on December 10, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Administration Building at 22 Horse Hollow Road. Applications for Absentee Ballots will also be available.
Please note that December 13, 2016 is the last day to register for the December 20, 2016 School District Bond Referendum Vote.
Not sure if you are registered to vote?
Click here to see if you are registered to vote in the Bond Referendum Vote
An Absentee Ballot can be used by anyone who is unable to appear in person on the day of the school district election. College students who are registered to vote in the District should complete an application for an Absentee Ballot early to allow for timely mailing of the Absentee Ballot. For further information:
Not sure where to vote?
You must vote in the election district in which you reside. The designated polling places in each election district are as follows:
Bayville Election District:
Bayville Intermediate School, Gymnasium , Mountain Avenue, Bayville
Brookville Election District:
Community Hall of the Brookville Reformed Church , 2 Brookville Road, Brookville
Locust Valley Election District:
Ann MacArthur Primary School, Gymnasium, 100 Ryefield Road, Locust Valley
Still not sure where to vote? Click here to look up your polling site location.
If you have any questions regarding the vote, please contact the LVCSD District Clerk at 277-5007.