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Bond 2023


Board Approves Bond Resolution – Vote Scheduled for Oct. 24, 2023

Following a yearlong development process, the Center Moriches School District Board of Education approved a resolution at its July 5 meeting to move forward with a proposed bond project and scheduled a community vote on the proposition for Oct. 24, 2023.

The bond includes critical infrastructure, security, instructional and building updates districtwide. The work is split between two propositions: Proposition 1 (totaling $44,366,500) focuses on priority capital work, such as boiler replacements, locker room renovations, roof replacements, security updates, classroom and library renovations, and more; Proposition 2 (totaling $3,750,000) calls for updates to the district’s athletic spaces, including the installation of a turf field and renovations to the stadium bleachers and press box.

“With the help of our Capital Bond Committee, the district has spent the better part of the last year analyzing the critical needs of our buildings and developing a prioritized list of projects that center on three categories: health and safety, aging infrastructure that is beyond its useful life and 21st century learning environments,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ronald Masera. “With major building systems dating back to 1979, it is important that we protect the building integrity of our schools to not only support our programs, but the community’s investment as well.”

 

Voter Information

Voter qualifications are thus: personal registration of voters is required either pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law or pursuant to Article 5 of the Election Law. The register of the qualified voters of said District prepared for the Annual District Meeting and Election held on May 16, 2023 shall be used by the Board of Registration as the basis for the preparation of the register for said Special District Meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. If a voter has heretofore registered pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law and has voted at an annual or special district meeting within the last four (4) calendar years, he or she is eligible to vote at this Special District Meeting. If a voter is registered and eligible to vote under Article 5 of the Election Law, he or she is also eligible to vote at this Special District Meeting. All other persons who wish to vote must register.

The Board of Registration will meet for the purpose of registering all qualified voters of the District pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law in the District Administration Building (White Building), 529 Main Street, Center Moriches, New York, on Thursday, October 19, 2023, between the hours of 4:00 o’clock A.M. to 8:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), to add any additional names to the register to be used at the Special District Meeting, at which time any person will be entitled to have his or her name placed on such register, provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of said Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at such Special District Meeting. In addition, open registration will be conducted through Thursday, October 19, 2023 and qualified voters may register from 8:00 o’clock A.M. to 3:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), Monday through Friday, at the office of the District Clerk located at the District Administration Building (White Building), 529 Main Street, Center Moriches, New York. The last day to register shall be Thursday, October 19, 2023. The register so prepared pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law will be filed in the Office of the District Clerk, District Administration Building (White Building), 529 Main Street, Center Moriches, New York, and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District beginning on Thursday, October 19, 2023, between the hours of 8:00 o’clock A.M. to 3:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), on weekdays, and each day prior to the day set for the Special District Meeting, except Sunday, and on Saturday, October 21, 2023, by appointment, and at the polling place(s) on the day of the vote.

Military voters who are not currently registered may apply to register as a qualified voter of the Center Moriches Union Free School District by requesting and returning a registration application to the District Clerk in person, by mail to the District Administration Building (White Building), 529 Main Street, Center Moriches, New York 11934, by email to jbarr@cmschools.org or fax sent to 631-878-4326. The request for the registration application may include the military voter’s preference for receipt of the registration application by either mail, fax or email. Military voter registration application forms must be received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), on September 28, 2023.

Military voters who are qualified voters of the Center Moriches Union Free School District, may request an application for a military ballot from the District Clerk in person, by mail to the District Administration Building (White Building), 529 Main Street, Center Moriches, New York, by email to jbarr@cmschools.org or fax sent to 631-878-4326. In such request, the military voter may indicate their preference for receiving the application by mail, fax or email. A military voter must return the original military ballot application by mail or in person to the office of the District Clerk at the District Administration Building (White Building), 529 Main Street, Center Moriches, New York 11934. In order for a military voter to be issued a military ballot, a valid military ballot application must be received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Military ballot applications received in accordance with the foregoing will be processed in the same manner as a non-military ballot application under Section 2018-a of the Education Law. The application for military ballot may include the military voter’s preference for receipt of the military ballot by mail, fax, or email. AND

A military voter’s original military ballot must be returned by mail or in person to the office of the District Clerk at the District Administration Building (White Building), 529 Main Street, Center Moriches, New York, 11934. Military ballots shall be canvassed if they are received by the District Clerk before the close of polls on October 24, 2023 showing a cancellation mark of the United States Postal Service or a foreign country’s postal service, or showing a dated endorsement of receipt by another agency of the United States Government; or received not later than 5:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), on October 24, 2023 and signed and dated by the military voter and one witness thereto, with a date which is ascertained to be not later than the day before the Special District Meeting.

Applications for absentee ballots are obtainable during school business hours from the District Clerk, or via this link: link to ballot application here completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the Special District Meeting, Tuesday, October 17, 2023, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the Special District Meeting, Monday, October 23, 2023, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. A list of persons to whom absentee ballots are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the Office of the District Clerk, District Administration Building (White Building), 529 Main Street, Center Moriches, New York, on and after Thursday, October 19, 2023, between the hours of 8:00 o’clock A.M. to 3:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), on weekdays prior to the day set for the Special District Meeting, and on October 24, 2023, the day set for the Special District Meeting. Any qualified voter then present in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds by making his/her challenge and the reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before the close of the polls. Only qualified voters who are registered to vote will be permitted to vote.