H2M Clients Pass School District Bond Referenda

H2M Clients Pass School District Bond Referenda

H2M architects + engineers is proud to have supported several of our school district clients through the bond referenda process. This past school year, three communities successfully passed bonds to improve facilities across their respective districts.

Harrison Central School District

Between the new residential developments along the New York Metro-North line and the influx of students commuting from the five boroughs, enrollment in Harrison’s schools increased and all six of the District’s schools needed to expand. Together, H2M and the District determined that a $79.7 million bond would be able to improve every aspect of student life, from academics to athletics to security. The bond passed on November 16, 2023. All work is scheduled for completion in 2027.

Longwood Central School District

On May 21, 2024, the Longwood School District voted on two bond propositions, one for a capital improvement project and one for HVAC upgrades to all of its classrooms. The H2M Team provided pre-bond services and renderings. Together with the construction manager, the Team helped the District estimate costs and prepare a budget. Both propositions passed by a margin of 74% and 73%, respectively.

With a total value of $193 million, these bonds will enable upgrades to 11 buildings across the District. The scope of work is expansive, ranging from 437,255 square feet of roof replacements roof work and masonry restoration to upgrading security entrances to a new multipurpose turf field. Interior alterations will replace aging bathrooms; redesign all elementary and middle school stages; modernize the middle school music suite and high school library, and the elementary school STEAM labs. The District will also expand its New York State certified Career Academy and Pathway opportunities for automotive, cosmetology, barbering, and other industries. For more information about the scope of the bond work, view the School District’s brochure here.

Baldwin Union Free School District

The Baldwin School District also passed a bond on May 21. This $135 million, multi-year initiative will feature multiple large upgrades to the high school: a 24,000-square-foot gymnasium and athletic center; a 1,100-seat performing arts center with new chorus and band spaces; and a 55,000-square-foot, three-story classroom addition. Other high school upgrades include expansion of the parking lot, renovations to the cafeteria and kitchen, and improvements to the electrical systems and courtyard. Elsewhere in the district, the bond will also fund electrical upgrades for air conditioning for several elementary schools.

H2M’s team of architects and project managers excel at supporting bond referenda projects from design conception and budgeting to community engagement to construction and implementation. Regardless of location, class size, or budget, our experts are ready to support your District in its bond endeavors. For more information, contact Education Market Director Saverio Belfiore at SBelfiore@H2M.com or Deputy Director Mike Lantier at MLantier@H2M.com.