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Ardsley School District Considers $12.5 Million Capital Improvements Bond

The Ardsley School District is considering a $12.5 million capital improvements bond plan.
The Ardsley School District is considering a $12.5 million capital improvements bond plan. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

ARDSLEY, N.Y. -- The Ardsley Union Free School District Board of Education announced Tuesday that it would hold meetings in February and March for public discusssion of a proposed $12.5 million bond proposal.

The meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, February 26 and March 19, both at 7 p.m. in the Ardsley High School Auditorium

The proposed plan, if adopted by the Board, will require a bond which would be included as a separate referendum on the ballot in the upcoming May school budget vote.

"It is important for the community to understand the projects included in the plan and the proposed financing. In addition, we are actively seeking community input on the selected capital projects and our recommended funding plan," the Board of Education said in its posted notice.

The two meetings will include a presentation that will answer questions including, "What projects are included and why?," "Why do we need a bond?," and "How will it be paid for?"

Following the presentation, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and give us feedback.

The focus of this capital improvement plan is on preservation of facilities, energy efficiency, turn on investment, and security and safety enhancements. The Long Range Planning subcommittee of the Board of Education has worked with the district administration to pare down a long list to those projects that we feel need immediate attention.

"We encourage the community to participate in this process, and hope many will attend the meetings to learn about the proposed capital improvement plan and bond," the Board members; George Holt, Frank Hariton, Steve Kastin, Patricia Bova and Joanne Sold wrote.