Facilities Improvement Bond
Wednesday August 23, 2017


Dear Community Member:

We are excited to share with members of the Harrison community an important initiative that we believe reflects our commitment to providing the best educational opportunities and learning environment for our children while respecting our taxpayers with sound and responsible financial management.

After a thorough examination of the conditions of our buildings and the needs of our school district, the Board is proposing a unique facility improvement bond referendum: one that will allow for improvements, at no additional cost to taxpayers, now or during the duration of the repayment of the bond. After much deliberation and careful long-term planning, we are able to reallocate existing dollars within the budget currently earmarked for capital improvements.

The proposed facility improvements address pressing needs to repair aging buildings, improve health and safety conditions in all six of our schools, accommodate growing enrollment at Harrison Avenue School and Parsons Memorial School, and support programmatic needs at Harrison High School.

The Board will be holding a series of public meetings, as well as meeting with each PTA to share the specific proposals for each building. Please refer to the meeting schedule link on this website for times and locations. In addition, this webpage includes information about the facility improvement referendum process:

  • An FAQ about the referendum and planned facility improvements

  • A schedule of presentations

  • A summary document with details of the proposed improvements

  • A PowerPoint presentation that:

    • outlines the process used to identify priorities

    • lists specific projects at each building

    • gives an explanation of the “no additional cost” funding

  • Voter information regarding the referendum

  • Information about where and when to vote on October 18

The Board remains committed to providing our children with schools that are safe, well-maintained and appropriate learning environments; to maintaining the District’s facilities; and to ensuring our school district adds value to our community and taxpayers through responsible financial management, keeping our schools in good repair and providing an excellent educational environment for our students.

Thank you for your continued support of our students and our school community. We hope that our track record of continuous academic improvement and unprecedented excellence in financial management will assist you as you consider this unique opportunity to improve our facilities without increasing the budget.


The Harrison Central School District Board of Education


HCSD Board Members

Kelly Mulvoy Mangan,
Joan Tiburzi,
Dennis DiLorenzo,
Rachel Estroff,
   Placido Dino Puccio,
Robert Sullivan,
Lindy Wolverton,
Christine Beitler,
District Clerk