Tuckahoe Voters Approve Near $10M School Capital Bond Project

Tuckahoe voters overwhelmingly approved a near $10 million capital bond referendum that will “address the district’s most basic needs for additional classrooms, safety and security upgrades, and high priority infrastructure repairs.”

Cottle Elementary School.
Cottle Elementary School. Photo Credit: File Photo

With a tally of 836 “yes” votes against just 348 “no” votes, the community approved the $9,987,000 capital bond project that includes the addition of a second story at William E. Cottle Elementary School, construction of a new security vestibule at Cottle and a turf field replacement and communication system replacement at the school.

The bond is expected to cost homeowners with an assessed value of $8,500 would be $254 annually; however, due to the retirement of existing debt, the impact is expected to be closer to $60 for year one and two before becoming cost neutral.

"The approval of this bond by a 70 percent margin is a true testament of the Tuckahoe community's support for public education and its commitment to our students, staff and schools," Tuckahoe Schools Superintendent Carl Albano, Jr. said in a statement. "We thank you for placing your trust in us. The passage of this bond vote will enable the district to add much-needed classroom space, enhance school security, and address infrastructure needs.

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