The Farmingdale School District presented its Capital and Financial plan for the 2021/22 school year to the community at the Board of Education’s second special meeting/budget workshop/public input on March 24, 2021. During the virtual meeting, Farmingdale School District Assistant to the Superintendent for Business Michael Motisi reviewed the presentation from the March 17, 2021 meeting, then highlighted a detailed explanation of capital work, smart schools bond project, and financial planning for the 2021/22 school year.

Capital work included updates on bathroom renovation projects. Phase I of the project began in the summer of 2018 and was completed. Phase II and III are currently in progress and will continue through summer 2021. Other capital work updates discussed were the Aquatic Center’s status at Howitt Middle School, a project overview of the energy performance contract II, and other facility projects district-wide. An outline of the smart schools bond project was also presented. The investment plan includes the installation of high-tech security, computer networking, WiFi upgrades, and upgrades to classroom learning technology.

The District hosts special meetings throughout March, April, and May to relay important information about the 2021/22 budget and answer the community’s questions. More information and a schedule can be found on the District’s website, http://www.farmingdaleschools.org. The next Board of Education meeting/Adopt 2021/22 Proposed Budget for Voter Approval will occur on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The District reminds residents to vote on the 2021/22 proposed budget on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at the Howitt Middle School WEST gymnasium from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Farmingdale School District Budget Vote and Election Important Dates

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 BOE Meeting/Budget Workshop Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 BOE Meeting/Budget Workshop/Public Input Proposed 2021-2022 Budget Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 BOE Regular Meeting/Adopt 2021-2022 Budget for Voter Approval Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 BOE Meeting/Adopt BOCES Admin. Budget Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 BOE Meeting Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 8, 2021 Voter Registration Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Lobby 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 BOE Meeting/Public Hearing 2021-2022 Proposed Budget Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 Last Day to Register for Budget Vote and Election 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - West Gymnasium 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

*Board meeting location subject to change pending executive order suspending in-person meeting requirements of the open meeting law.