2024 Bond Project Presentations
At its Nov. 15, 2023 business meeting, the Harborfields Central School District’s Board of Education adopted a resolution to proceed with a community vote on Jan. 23, 2024 on the financing of various capital improvement work through a bond referendum. Residents will have the opportunity to vote on funding for various infrastructure projects throughout the district as demonstrated in the district’s Building Conditions Survey.
At all four buildings, roofs will be replaced or repaired, representing the bulk of the project. Additionally, masonry, sidewalk, asphalt and curb repairs will be completed, and door ajar sensors will be installed to doors for added security.
Highlights of additional work at Harborfields High School include the replacement of auditorium seating, the installation of lights to the stadium field and the addition of air conditioning to the south gymnasium. Additionally, two tennis courts and the outdoor track will be replaced and select student bathrooms will be renovated. Improvements will also be made to several classrooms, as well as the student courtyard.
At Oldfield Middle School, the outdoor track will be replaced, to include new fencing. In addition to other infrastructure work, two music rooms will be renovated, parking lot gates will be installed and the tennis courts will be repaired.
Additional work at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary includes the addition of security fencing and parking lot gates, replacement of interior doors, the installation of new playground equipment and safety surfacing, enhancements to classrooms and the addition of an asphalt basketball area for students.
At Washington Drive Primary School, work would also include the installation of additional parking, the installation of new playground equipment and safety surfacing, and the installation of parking lot security gates.
The total amount of the project is approximately $41.2 million. Of this amount, $2 million would be used from the district’s capital reserve fund. The additional money would be funded through a bond. For the average homeowner in the district, this would represent an annual cost impact of approximately $262 a year, or $21.86 a month.
“On behalf of the entire Board of Education, we thank those residents who offered their input through our dedicated capital project email address and during various meetings to discuss needed capital repairs, including our two community forums this fall,” said Board of Education President Christopher Kelly. “We will continue to keep residents updated regarding this project and look forward to continued participation from the community.”
Feedback regarding the proposed capital projects can be shared at [email protected]