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Saturday, November 1, 2014
Rockville Centre school bond debated
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“One of the biggest questions we get right now is how much is the bond,” Dion said. “We don’t know how much the bond is. These are the requests and recommendation. They come from… the schools and they come from the architect’s invoice.”

A school bond focused on SSHS improvements was brought to a vote in 2009, Dion said, and had been just more than $30 million. The bond was voted down by the public.

“It was similar to what we’re talking about with the high school [now],”

Dion said. “The needs haven’t changed. There are safety issues.”

According to Dion, the board will go back and say yes or no to the listed recommendations and requests for the SSHS at the next public meeting, on Nov. 5. She added that the board of education needs a final number on how much the bond will be by the Dec. 11 meeting.

Dion stressed the importance of hearing from the community on what changes to the buildings they support.

“We are trying to engage the community as much as possible to get their input,” Dion said. “We need their support. Send us an email; write to our blog; write to the Herald. Let us know.”

Dion said the board would present a bond vote to the public on Feb. 5, 2013.

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