An Important Message from the Superintendent - June 9, 2021

Dear Pocantico Families-

At this morning’s Special Pocantico Hills Health/Safety Reopening Committee Meeting, the Committee approved the following modification to our Reopening Plan to include the modifications authorized by the New York State Department of Health (Memo/Master Guidance - click here), in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations for outdoor mask/facial covering requirements:

  • Beginning Thursday, June 10, 2021,  while still encouraged, masks/facial coverings will no longer be required outdoors on Pocantico Hills grounds for all members of the POCO community (children & adults).  This modification covers ALL outdoor activities as described in the NYSDOH guidelines.

 ***As parents, you still have the option of having your children wear masks outdoors.  Please contact your children’s teachers directly if you choose this option.****

 This modification does not change any other aspect/requirement of the health/safety standards of the Reopening Plan.

We are making progress and I ask everyone to keep “their eyes on the prize,” as we balance a return to normal with a focus on keeping everyone safe!

Respectfully,

Rich

ANNUAL BUDGET VOTE AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION RESULTS - MAY 18, 2021

PROPOSITION NO. 1 – 2021-2022 BUDGET VOTE

Shall the Board of Education of this school district be authorized to expend the sums set forth in the proposed 2021-2022 Annual Budget in the amount of $30,274,775 and to levy the necessary tax therefore?

YES  116        NO  25

PROPOSITION NO. 2 – ROOFING PROJECT

Shall the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the District is hereby authorized to undertake a project consisting of certain renovations, additions, alterations and improvements to the District’s facilities and related campus, including roof reconstruction and improvements, and expend therefore a total sum not to exceed $1,500,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and to pay for such project by spending $1,500,000 from the Capital Reserve approved by the District’s voters in May of 2017.

YES  122       NO  19

PROPOSITION NO. 3 – CAPITAL PROJECT PHASE 1

Shall the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the District is hereby authorized to undertake a project consisting of certain renovations, additions, alterations and improvements to the District’s facilities and related campus and expend therefore a total sum not to exceed $7,250,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and to pay for such project by spending $7,250,000 from the Capital Reserve approved by the District’s voters in May of 2017.

YES  116       NO 25

PROPOSITION NO. 4 – ESTABLISHMENT OF CAPITAL RESERVE #2 FOR CAPITAL PROJECT PHASE 2

Shall the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the District is hereby authorized to establish a new ten-year capital reserve pursuant to Section 3651 of the Education Law in the amount of $10,000,000 to be used for renovations and additions to all District facilities, such reserve fund to be funded from (i) year-end budget surplus funds known as unassigned fund balance, as available, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 and each fiscal year thereafter for the term of the reserve fund, (ii) transfers of excess monies from Board of Education designated reserves, (iii) amounts from budgetary appropriations from time to time, and (iv) New York State Aid received and made available by the Board of Education from time to time, all as permitted by law.

YES  115      NO  26

CANDIDATES FOR THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

The election of TWO (2) Board of Education members will take place at the same time as the vote on the school Budget.  Board of Education members to be elected as follows:  One (1) seat for the term of three (3) years commencing July 1, 2021 and terminating on June 30, 2024.  One (1) unexpired seat for the term of one (1) year commencing on May 19, 2021 and terminating on June 30, 2022.

113                    Brian Geary                               Term (3 year)

86                    Charlie Minton                            Term (1 year)

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