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November 29, 2017

Dear members of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District community,

Last night, at our regularly scheduled board meeting, I presented one option of our Capital Bond Project proposal to members of the Board of Education. Board members were able to ask questions, give feedback, and engage in a conversation about one possibility of the future of Newburgh Schools.

Since April 2016, dozens of district and community stakeholders have met on a monthly basis to discuss plans to make our district Future Ready… Now. It is with the deepest interest of our scholars that we are entering into a Capital Bond Project. The feedback we have heard from students, teachers, and administrators has been overwhelmingly positive and invaluable in adding to the development of our plans.

In this morning’s Times Herald Record, I was misquoted and I’m writing to you in full transparency to make sure you continue to be part of the conversation. I was quoted as saying: “Tonight’s option stays

without our bonding capacity,” Superintendent Roberto Padilla said. There was a typo made by the Times Herald Record that I want to clarify. The plan proposed last night is within our bonding capacity as a district. I think this is an important detail to note as we present the draft options to our NECSD family and our surrounding community.

At our next Board Meeting, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, we will present a second proposed draft option for our board members to review. This meeting is open to the public and I welcome you to join. Both proposed options will be available on our website following the December meeting. If you are unable to join us, please follow me on Twitter @NewburghSup and our district’s social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @NewburghSchools. If you have comments about the Capital Bond Project, please e-mail: bond2017@necsd.net.

I am excited about the potential that both of these proposed options bring in helping our district create the facilities our scholars and educators deserve as we continue to develop our scholars to become leaders beyond Academy Field.

Thank you for supporting me and the vision of our district.

Below are the latest projects proposed. This is the information that was presented at the November 28, 2017 BOE Meeting. The PowerPoint Presentation is also available for your review from that meeting.

Fostertown Elementrary School

Learn more about the projects/improvements at Fostertown Elementrary School

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Gardnertown Leadership Academy

Learn more about the projects/improvements at Gardnertown Leadership Academy

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New Windsor School

Learn more about the projects/improvements at New Windsor Elementary School

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Vails Gate STEAM Academy

Learn more about the projects/improvements at Vails Gate STEAM Academy

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Heritage Middle School

Learn more about the projects/improvements at Heritage Middle School

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South Middle School

Learn more about the projects/improvements at South Middle School as it's converted to a Community Center

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Current NFA Main Campus

Learn more about the projects/improvements at Current NFA Main Campus

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New Buildings at NFA Main Campus

Learn more about the new buildings to be built on the NFA Main Campus grounds.

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NFA North Campus

Learn more about the projects/improvements at NFA North Campus which would be converted to a new middle school

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