South Orangetown Central School District

Bond proposal lockup

On December 9, our Board of Education unanimously approved the District’s proposed 2022 Capital Improvements Bond to address essential infrastructure for student health, safety and success.

The proposed bond is the culmination of a multi-year, long-range master capital planning effort which has included a district-wide Building Conditions Survey, extensive building-level conversations with staff, meetings with architects and detailed facilities tours and discussions.

To address prioritized needs, the 2022 Capital Improvements Bond project scope includes:

  • District-Wide Classroom Renovations, including new HVAC and control systems, upgrades to lighting, ceilings, flooring, casework and plumbing, additional electrical and data outlets and security enhancements
  • CLE Main Entrance Security Redesign
  • TZHS Auditorium Renovation
  • Development of Outdoor Classrooms (all schools)
  • Creation of Fitness Paths at CLE and SOMS
  • SOMS Upper Grass Field Renovation

The total project budget totals $49,932,000; however, the use of $18,000,000 in existing capital reserve funds will offset costs, resulting in a total bond amount of $31.932,000. It is estimated that the project will result in an additional 1.61% tax levy increase which equates to $128.69 for a home with an assessed value of $200,000.

The District will seek voter approval for the proposed bond on Tuesday, March 8. If approved, the construction would begin in Summer 2023 and be completed by Fall 2027.

In addition to the bond vote, there will be a special Board of Education election to fill the seat vacated by Christine Lee, who relocated. The candidate elected will serve the remainder of Lee’s current term, which ends on June 30, 2023. Information for prospective candidates can be found here.



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Public Information Session
Tuesday, February 1
Tappan Zee High School Auditorium
15 Dutch Hill Road, Orangeburg

Public Hearing
Tuesday, March 1
South Orangetown Middle School Library
160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt

Bond Vote & Special Board Election
Tuesday, March 8

Polling Locations

District #1: Blauvelt residents
South Orangetown Middle School
160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt

District #2: Orangeburg residents
Tappan Zee High School
15 Dutch Hill Road, Orangeburg

District #3: Tappan residents
William O. Schaefer Elementary School
140 Lester Drive, Tappan
**Note: Please park in the rear lot (entrance on Washington Avenue); voters will enter directly into the cafeteria.

District #4: Grandview, Palisades,
Piermont & Sparkill residents
Tappan Zee Education Center
(formerly Tappan Zee Elementary)
561 Route 9W, Piermont

For additional voting information, click here. Questions regarding the budget vote, including absentee ballots, should be directed to District Clerk Kathy Muscari via email ([email protected]) or phone (845) 680-1012.