As most persons now know, the public vote scheduled by the New Paltz’s school board for this Tuesday on the district’s $52.9-million capital project bond act was postponed Monday because of the impending inclement weather. School was also canceled on Tuesday.
A special board meeting has been scheduled for this Wednesday, January 28, at 7 p.m. in the district office conference room at Lenape Elementary School “for the sole purpose of adopting a new bond resolution.”
“It is important to us that all voters are able to participate, and it was clear that holding the vote under the current storm predictions would not allow this to happen,” said Brian Cournoyer, school board president, in a press release issued by the district. “Given the time, money, and other resources devoted to holding the vote, this was not an easy decision to make. Once the storm forecasts became more credible, however, it was a decision we unanimously agreed was necessary. Ensuring participation and the safety of our voters, poll workers, and staff had to come first.”