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  • If you still have questions about the upcoming $79.95 million Port Chester school bond vote, there are opportunities to get them answered. The Board of Education, along with Superintendent Dr. Edward Kliszus and members of the Bond Advisory Committee (BAC), are hosting a community presentation all about the capital project on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Port Chester Middle School auditorium. 

  • How much will the P.C. bond cost you? Average homeowner will pay 98 cents per day

    For the first time in three months, the Port Chester Board of Education was in unanimous agreement during their Tuesday, Feb. 7 meeting at the Port Chester Middle School. But, then again, the board members weren’t voting on anything related to the proposed capital project. 

  • To spend or not to spend $80M?

    It’s been a tough battle for everyone involved, but the date is finally set and the community will be able to decide on Tuesday, Mar. 28, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., if the Port Chester School District needs to undergo a $79.95 million capital project. Polling will take place in the Port Chester Middle School gymnasium.

  • Last week’s article titled “A decade of Port Chester school bonds” did not include the current number of registered voters. 
  • A decade of Port Chester school bonds

    The Port Chester School District is well-versed in voting for school bonds: there have been three from 2005 to 2015 and only one of them has met with success. With a new bond scheduled to go to the voters in the spring, following is a breakdown of the past projects the PCSD has attempted over the last decade. 

  • Can an $80 million school bond pass?
    It’s been two months since the Port Chester Board of Education voted to accept the Bond Advisory Committee’s $78.66 million bond recommendation, and the only thing that has changed about the proposed plan is its price tag. 
  • Port Chester Board of Education plans to spend $35K on PR firm

    The cost of the potential $78.66 million bond proposed by the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) and the Board of Education is growing to include Focus Media Inc., a public relations firm to help educate the community on what exactly will be on the ballot in 2017. 

  • P.C. Board of Ed votes to approve  $78.66M bond recommendation

    It’s been a long two months for the Bond Advisory Committee (BAC), and now the group can disband because the Port Chester Board of Education voted unanimously to approve their recommendation for a $78.66 million bond during their Tuesday, Nov. 29 meeting. 

  • P.C. Bond Advisory Committee recommends $78.66 million project
    The first step to creating a new bond referendum was completed on Tuesday, Nov. 22 when the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) voted to send their recommendation to the Board of Education.
  • P.C. Board of Education praises Bond Advisory Committee’s work

    The Port Chester Board of Education met with Fuller and D’Angelo P.C, Architects and Planners on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to familiarize themselves with the plans the Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) voted on before the board receives the BAC’s final recommendation. 

  • Putting a price on the future of Port Chester schools

    The Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) is potentially one meeting away from presenting their recommendation to the Board of Education. The members made their final decisions on school plans as well as how much the project could potentially cost during their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

    Maura McAward, assistant superintendent for business, was able to provide a rough estimate of how much aid the elementary school builds would be eligible for. She reminded the committee that the aid is only confirmed once the New York State Education Department does their own analysis.
  • Bond Advisory Committee makes its final decisions

    The Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) is almost finished with its charge; members have chosen what to do with Port Chester High School and during their Tuesday, Oct. 25 meeting, they finalized plans for the elementary schools. 

  • 13-11 vote may decide fate of high school
    Due to the overlap of changed dates, the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee met twice in less than a week on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Tuesday, Oct. 18. During these two meetings, the members learned how state aid is granted from a brief presentation by Assistant Superintendent Maura McAward and used this information to pick the best, and possibly most aid-able building option for Port Chester High School.
  • Advisory Committee narrows down plans for Port Chester High School

    The meeting began with a presentation from Powers & Company Inc. Historic Preservation Services representative Robert Powers and ended with the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee narrowing down the building choices from 11 remaining concepts to four during their Thursday, Oct. 6 meeting. 

  • P.C. bond committee to focus on high school
    In order to make the decision to change or not to change a building, touring it and seeing firsthand the problems it faces should be on the top of the agenda. That is why the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee did just that during their second meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20. 
  • P.C. committee meets to consider all options to solve overcrowding
    The change of venue to accommodate drama club practice seemed to be fitting for the first meeting of the Port Chester Bond Advisory Committee, which is tasked with creating a solution to the overcrowding in the school district. 
  • Port Chester schools to focus on overcrowding in 2016-17
    All of the classrooms have been cleaned out, the floors polished and the furniture scoured. The Port Chester School District is prepared to open its doors to students for a full day of class on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The Port Chester schools will have their doors open for 181 days for students and 185 days for teachers, with nine emergency closing days built in to be used for urgent maintenance issues and inclement weather.
  • Architects draw up new plans to fix overcrowded P.C. schools

    To build at the high school or not is the dilemma facing the Port Chester School District.

    After a failed bond referendum in December that would have created an addition on the Park Avenue side of the historic building, school officials went back to the drawing board to look at more options. Due to accusations the district did not solicit enough community input before, the school board is creating an advisory committee to weigh in on the design.

  • Planning for a future bond

    After voters thoroughly rejected a building project in December, the Port Chester Board of Education is getting ready to start the process all over. So far they have established a tentative timeline that breaks down the process for putting forward another bond and announced the formation of a bond planning advisory committee that will be made up of a “broad base of community stakeholders.”

  • Time to move forward
    After months of lengthy school board meetings where person after person got up to speak during public comments about the proposed building project, the first meeting of the new year was markedly different. Only one community member and the Port Chester Board of Education spoke about the building project that was soundly voted down by residents in December.
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