Plans will now be moving forward in Bronxville for renovations to the Bronxville School's auditorium and various classrooms after a school bond referendum was passed last night by a count of 490 - 194, approving $4.5 million, augmented by over $3 million in private contributions and $2.5 million in a construction reserve.
The turnout exceeded the showing in recent school budget elections according to school officials and Bronxville Schools Superintendent Dr. David Quattrone was very pleased with the community's show of support for the renovation plans.
"Public endorsement of the capital plan shows that the Bronxville community is not only extraordinarily generous financially, but also deeply committed to its children and their schools," said Quattrone in a statement on the school district's website.
"Let me give thanks and appreciation to all those who did so much to raise money, get out the vote, and build public awareness of the genuine need to undertake this work and particular thanks go to the Bronxville School Foundation, the PTA, and the Bronxville residents who spearheaded the effort to raise private funds," he continued.
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It's estimated that renovations to the auditorium and classrooms will take a period of approximitely 18 months but a more concise time table will be availiable once contractors can officialy survey the scope of the project.
The School Bond was met with some opposition and Superintendent Quattrone hopes that those who opposed the referendum will come to see the benefits and cost effectiveness of the project.
"For those who expressed uncertainty, doubt, or opposition, we will do our best to gain your confidence and support by bringing home a high quality product that is on time and under budget," stated Quattrone.
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