Rocky Point Schools Community Forum Will Discuss Capital Projects

Forum will discuss using Capital Reserve funds to support potential district projects.

The Rocky Point School District will be holding a community forum to present information and look for community feedback regarding potential capital projects and the use of existing capital reserve funds next week.

All district members are invited to attend the meeting on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.

While district’s facilities sound, district leaders have held dialogues about some of the district’s outstanding capital needs in recent years, with the focus being funding these projects with existing Capital Reserve funds.

Administrators will present several potential capital improvements at Rocky Point High School including: replacement of the existing track, upgrade of the
stadium field to artificial turf and renovation to Science department laboratories and classrooms to meet modern instructional standards.

Funding these projects would not impact the current tax levy of the district, according to administrators.

Robin Senholzi September 04, 2012 at 09:22 PM
This is ridiculous , and I hope everyone has enough sense to vote it down. There are pro teams that don't have artificial turf! Why does a high school need artificial turf? Do they think this community has money to burn? Don't we pay enough taxes in this town? Wasn't the track resurfaced a couple of years ago? You replaced a fence that nothing was wrong with. I could see putting money into what is needed, but was it so important to have a planetarium, buy a telescope when schools are closed at night, and a cosmetology classroom? Pay for the core curriculum additives not the fluff! Enough is enough! People , show up and tell this board NO MORE! Enough is enough!
K. September 05, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Parents complain about real grass because of: pesticides, fertilizer (or the organic/inorganic status of either), allergies, insects, stubborn grass-stains, Chlorophyl-Intolerance Syndrome, etc. Blame parental hysteria for wanting artificial turf.
Jessica Ward September 05, 2012 at 05:10 PM
You did see the part of the article where they say that this will have no impact on our current tax levy?
Jessica Ward September 05, 2012 at 05:12 PM
And the Board was not the one that raised the idea--it was the Booster Club that brought the idea forward to gauge community responses. Come out and hear what they have to say on 9/12 before just shooting it down. Maybe if we all tried to keep an open mind we'd all learn more about what it entails instead of pointing fingers and labeling each other as "hysterical"
Frustrated Tax payer September 12, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Open your eyes people...Your taxes already exceeded the limit. How can the Board say "it won't affect YOUR TAXES???? IT already has..... AND all the legal problems in Special Education is costing US ALL BIG BUCKS for our CrackerJack legal advisor . As tax payers we need to open our eyes and ears to what's really going on behind close doors.Then open your mouths at Board meetings Frustrated Tax Payer


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