Thank you to the residents of the Valley Stream community for its approval of the district’s bond referendum on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The proposal was approved by a vote of 612 to 528.

Science labs are among the major areas that will be addressed at all four school buildings. Roof repairs, bathroom replacements, electrical panel upgrades and masonry repairs throughout the district are also part of the project. Many of these facilities are 60-70 years old and were installed during a time when needs were different than they are today.

In addition, multi-sport turf fields will be installed at Memorial, North and South. The Memorial field would double as Central’s home field, meaning that Central athletes would no longer need to use Fireman’s Field for sporting events.

“On behalf of the entire district, I would like to thank the community for its support of this proposal,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bill Heidenreich. “We are now able to make improvements that are much needed and provide for a more modern, 21st-century learning environment for our students. Thank you to all who participated.”