School Bond Referendum Defeated
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, Great Neck school district voters came out in large numbers to vote on the proposed 2017 Bond Referendum. There were 1,677 no votes, and 1,564 yes votes.. Speaking after the vote, Board of Education President Barbara Berkowitz said, “Today's Bond Proposition came at the conclusion of years of meetings and assessing the needs of our school district.
While we have always maintained that this was the community's bond, it is clear that portions of the community who were not in favor have spoken.
More upsetting than this loss is the fact that this Bond has polarized our community. Therefore, before we can contemplate our next step, we will need to determine how best to repair this fracture.
Our disappointment is obvious, but we will continue to do all in our power to address the needs of our children, our schools, and our community."