It is imperative that we bring to your attention a serious matter that will be presented to the State Allocation Board (Board) on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The Board item proposes ceasing the acceptance of applications by OPSC under the School Facility Program (SFP) as bond authority is exhausted. It is anticipated that bond authority for the new construction program will be exhausted this fall and for modernization in 2019. Such action by the Board would jeopardize the continuation of the SFP into the future. The proposal suggests urgency.
We request that you communicate immediately with your legislative representatives asking that they in turn communicate with their Senate and Assembly colleagues on the Board requesting a delay of any action on this proposal at this time. Again, the proposal suggests urgency. This matter is serious and requires a full public vetting.
I strongly recommend that you attend the Board meeting on June 27th to voice your concerns and to request a delay of action.
~ Tom Duffy, Legislative Director
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