Bronxville residents approved a $4.5 million bond yesterday for school building improvements by a large margin—71 percent to 21 percent, The Journal News/Lohud.com reports today.
The vote was 490 residents in favor of the project, which includes upgrading science labs and renovating the auditorium, while 194 opposed it, according to schools Superintendent David Quattrone.
“There has been an incredible effort by many people to build support for this program. The PTA and many private citizens were extraordinarily generous,” he said. “We’re also mindful that some people were skeptical. Our job going forward is to earn their support by bringing the project in under budget and on time and with high quality.”
The total cost of the building improvements is expected to be up to 410 million, with $3 million coming from the Bronxville School Foundation, the PTA and private citizens and $2.5 million from a reserve in the district’s construction fund.
(Journal News file photo.)