South Country School District Capital Reserve Vote 2022
Capital Reserve Vote Passes
The South Country School District’s Capital Reserve Community Vote has passed 343 to 88. The District would like to thank the community for its unwavering support. With the approval, the District will work to set the capital projects in motion.
Pases de Voto de Reserva de Capital
El Voto Comunitario de Reserva de Capital del Distrito Escolar South Country ha pasado de 343 a 88. El Distrito desea agradecer a la comunidad por su apoyo inquebrantable. Con la aprobación, el Distrito trabajará para poner en marcha los proyectos capitales.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
7am – 9 pm
Bellport Middle School West Gym
35 Kreamer Street
The South Country Central School District will be presenting a special vote on Tuesday, Oct. 18, for the purpose of expending an amount not to exceed $2,611,500 from the community-approved Capital Reserve Fund established on May 17, 2016, for projects related to health, safety and security. Learn more in this video down below:
Capital Reserve Fund – Established May 17, 2016 by voter approval for the purpose of funding, in whole or in part, capital improvements to the facilities of the District. Use of the funds requires approval of District voters to undertake the following proposed capital improvement projects in the total amount of $2,611,500:
- $780,000, to replace the turf field at Bellport High School;
- $20,000, for the addition and replacement of interior handrails at Bellport High School;
- $8,000, for the replacement of interior doors at Bellport High School;
- $553,500, to upgrade the security camera system District-wide; and
- $1,250,000, to upgrade the security door access system District-wide.
These projects will be paid for by the capital reserve fund, without cost to the taxpayers, and they will be state-aidable, which means that the District will receive reimbursement from NYS in the form of building aid for a portion of the cost of the projects.
Voter Eligibility & Registration Information
In order to vote on the budget, residents must be registered. Voter eligibility requires that you are:
1. A Citizen of the United States
2. Eighteen  years of age or older on the day of the election
3. You have lived in the school district for at least 30 days prior to this election.
4. A registered voter with the school district or with the Suffolk County Board of Elections
Have a question about your registration? You may check online with the Suffolk County Board of Elections at the link below: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
Click on the link below to print out a New York State Voter Registration Form
Suffolk County Board of Elections - New York State Voter Registration Form
Suffolk County Voter Registration Form (English)
Suffolk County Voter Registration Form (Spanish)
Qualified voters can also use the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Electronic Voter Registration Application to register to vote or to update the information they have on file with the New York State Board of Elections. Information regarding that can be located at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application. The District does not have control over the Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Application process or its registration timelines. Therefore, qualified voters who intend to register through the Department of Motor Vehicles should do so as soon as possible.