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Announcement from the Croton-Harmon School District - Bond Vote on 10/18/16
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice

Croton-Harmon Board Proposes Bond Vote for October
The bond passage will not increase taxes and includes work outlined in the five-year facilities plan
The Croton-Harmon School District’s Board of Education voted at its August 4th meeting to adopt a resolution that would call for a community vote on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, to move the district forward and protect its building assets with a comprehensive facilities plan.
The proposition, if approved, would include building improvements at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School, Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School, Croton-Harmon High School, the District Office, and Transportation Facility and would not increase taxes. Please click on the following link for additional information about capital projects debt service: http://www.chufsd.org/Assets/2016-2017/Addendum_Dec_14-2015.pdf?t=636066060823730000
The scope of the work is anticipated not to exceed $20,820,000. When adopting the resolution the Board of Education emphasized that if voters choose to approve the proposition it would not raise taxes. This is because the district is retiring existing debt. The new debt associated with the proposed bond referendum will essentially replace the old debt, resulting in no additional taxes to residents.
The proposition for facility improvements was determined after a series of in-depth public meetings and site visits with school administrators, the Board of Education and the district’s architects, KSQ Ltd., and the active garnering of community input. It also reflects state mandates.
Based on the district’s recently finalized five-year capital facilities plan, which all NYS school districts must regularly submit to the state, the proposition includes upgrades to HVAC (heating, ventilation, air condition) systems, exterior window/wall replacement at CET, creation of 21st~century learning spaces, replacement of the CHHS fire alarm system, additional security measures, renovated parking lots and pathways, upgrading of septic systems and other infrastructure needs.
Residents are invited to view information about the scope of the proposition and the facilities capital plan on the district website, http://www.chufsd.org/departments/buildings_and_grounds. The district will share additional information through social media. You may like Croton-Harmon Schools on Facebook and follow @CHUFSD on Twitter and the Twitter hashtag #CHUFSDBondVote to stay informed.