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BOE Special Meeting Tonight

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BOE Special Meeting Notice - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

THE FARMINGDALE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING AT
6:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020 FOR THE PURPOSE OF HOLDING A
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR IN
ANTICIPATION OF THE BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION TO BE HELD ON JUNE 9,
2020. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT UPON A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE TOTAL
MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD, A MOTION TO MEET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR
THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING SPECIFIC PERSONNEL ITEMS, IN ACCORDANCE
WITH OPEN MEETINGS LAW, WILL BE CONSIDERED. AT 8:00 P.M. THE MEETING
WILL RECONVENE IN PUBLIC SESSION. PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 202.1
(AND SUBSEQUENT ORDERS CLOSING DISTRICT SCHOOLS) ISSUED BY THE HON.
ANDREW M. CUOMO, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, SIGNED MARCH
12, 2020, AND DUE TO THE CONCERNS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR THE
HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY EMANATING FROM THE CURRENT
COVID 19 PANDEMIC, THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE
AFOREMENTIONED BOARD MEETING AND INSTEAD THE MEETING WILL BE
LIVE STREAMED AND RECORDED. ACCESS TO THE LIVE STREAM CAN BE HAD
BY ACCESSING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S WEBSITE FOR A LINK THAT WILL
BRING YOU TO A YOUTUBE SITE AND THE RECORDING OF THE MEETING CAN BE
ACCESSED ON WWW.FARMINGDALESCHOOLS.ORG. IN ADDITION, THE PUBLIC
PARTICIPATION PORTION OF THE MEETING SHALL BE SUSPENDED BY BOARD
RESOLUTION. QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO
BOE@FARMINGDALESCHOOLS.ORG AND WILL BE ADDRESSED IN A TIMELY
MANNER THROUGH AN EMAILED RESPONSE AND/OR A TELEPHONE
CONVERSATION WITH A MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM IN
CONSULTATION WITH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Mary E. Rogers, District Clerk
May 22, 2020

Farmingdale BOE Adopts 2020-2021 Budget

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Screenshot of virtual meeting

On Tuesday night, the Farmingdale Board of Education adopted the 2020-2021 Farmingdale School District budget. The budget, adopted virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, calls for a spending plan totaling $173,076,607—an increase of $1,992,807 (1.16%) from last year’s budget—and a tax levy of 1.95%.


“The ongoing pandemic and the uncertainty of state aid made this budget a particularly challenging and time-sensitive undertaking,” said Assistant to the Superintendent for Business Michael Motisi. “Through continued conservative fiscal management, we generated a 2020-21 spending plan that maintains programs and services to students, parents, and the community at a reasonable cost. We focused on the health, safety, and operational needs of the district, and removed any non essential projects.”


On the ballot this year are two propositions that allow the district to reallocate existing resources without any additional cost to the taxpayer. 


Proposition 2 asks for authorization to expend $5,000,000 from the Building and Facilities Capital Reserve Fund in order to pay the cost of district wide bathroom renovations.
Proposition 3 asks for authorization to expend $350,000 from the Building and Facilities Capital Reserve Fund to pay the cost of construction management services in connection with energy performance contract improvements that will allow the district to install solar carports.


As per the executive order issued by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, voting on the budget, along with the school board and library trustee elections, will take place on June 9, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

There will be no voting at the polls; all votes must be cast by absentee ballot only. Ballots will be mailed to all district registered voters beginning May 28, 2020, along with a postage-paid return envelope. The absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk, Mary Rogers, no later than 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020. Ballots will be accepted by USPS mail, and in a designated ballot lock box— to be located at the east entrance of Howitt Middle School along Van Cott Avenue— on June 8 and June 9 only, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All ballots will be counted by hand and the date to announce results has not been established yet.


The 2020 Summer Drivers Education Program has been canceled - May 19, 2020

The 2020 Summer Drivers Education Program has been canceled. This decision was made based on the fact that the students would not be able to participate in the in-car instruction portion required by DMV.  If you already submitted an application, it will be returned to you via USPS mail in the coming week.  

Senior Signs go up all over Town

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Teachers in front of FHS

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Assistant Principal Jed Herman and ten teachers from Farmingdale High School went out into the community with 500 posters of the senior class of 2020 to ask various stores and businesses to place them in their windows. It’s one of the many ideas administrators are implementing to give graduating seniors the milestone moments they are missing out on because of the pandemic.

“The business owners were more than delighted to display the signs and pose for a picture next to it,” said Student Government Advisor Ivelysse Powers."The funding for the endeavor was provided by the FHS Student Government Association and many other clubs in the building.

A gigantic version of the poster is presently hanging on the outside wall of Farmingdale High School for all to admire, and a collection of photographs of the storefronts can be viewed on the Farmingdale School District’s Facebook page and the FHSDalerPride Instagram account

 

 

By The Numbers

5,523

Students Enrolled

1,775

Honor Roll Students

1,200

Student Athletes

4,278

Student Artists

19

AP Courses Available

1475

Students in After-School Activities