• Voter Information

    The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Highland Falls Intermediate School (52 Mountain Avenue, Highland Falls.)

    Eligible voters must be a U.S. citizen, registered to vote, at least 18 years old and a district resident for at least 30 days prior to the vote.

    District residents who are registered to vote in a general election or who have voted on the school budget in the last four years are automatically registered to vote. Others can register to vote on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Highland Falls Library, 298 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY 10928.

    To vote by absentee ballot, you must fill out an application. Contact the district office at (845) 446-9575 to obtain an application. If you want your ballot mailed to you, your application must be returned to the district office no more than (30) days and at least (7) days prior to the vote on March 28. If you plan to pick up your ballot, your application must be received by March 27. All absentee ballots must be returned to the district office by 5 p.m., March 28. 

    Much of the work outlined in the project proposal calls for necessary updates to all three school buildings’ heating, cooling, water and/or electrical systems. Also included in the proposal are several important, timely upgrades to the Fort Montgomery Elementary School, such as:

    • providing ADA access to the building at the front entrance for individuals with disabilities or injuries 
    • repaving the existing parking lot and bus loop and adding 18-20 additional parking spots to eliminate congestion
    • creating a new multipurpose room (gymnasium/cafeteria) with a warming kitchen
    • renovating the existing gym into learning spaces for art and music and a library media center 
    • renovating the kitchen into a new nurse’s office, thus allowing the school nurse to have adequate space to care for multiple children at a time

    If the capital project is not approved, issues that the district has been experiencing within all of the buildings will continue.  A number of these have the potential to disrupt the educational process. The district must eventually address these issues as more costly emergency situations and/or to propose another capital project at a later date. A defeated capital project would also mean that visitors at the elementary school may struggle with inaccessible access to our building, bathrooms, and classes. Additionally, elementary students would miss out on opportunities that are possible through enhancements to the gym and cafeteria.