Although voter turnout was low, the Bronxville community overwhelmingly approved a near $25 million schools bond referendum that will help officials address needs at the building and in the district.
Voters approved the $24.8 million bond referendum with an unofficial tally of 511 “yes” votes against 97 “no” votes, the district announced on Tuesday night, stating that they will begin addressing facility needs, infrastructure improvements and program-related enhancements.
There is expected to be no tax increase as a result of the bond, district officials stated, due to several million dollars that are in the capital reserve fund that will be used for principal payments.
“The proposed scope of work provides an opportunity to repair and improve the building, keeping us at a competitive level with other high-performing districts, and provides an enhanced learning environment for students and teachers without impacting property taxes,” the Board of Education said in advance of the vote.
Planned projects include an expansion of the cafeteria, a new, multi-million dollar “flexible learning space,” new elementary school playground, infrastructure repairs and the conversion of the existing boiler room into an “Innovation Center.”
“Once again, the Board of Education and administration would like to thank all community residents who voted on the bond referendum,” Bronxville Schools Superintendent Roy Montesano said in a statement. “We appreciate the support from our community to make this important investment in our school.”
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