NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (May 12, 2016) – The Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) at all City School District of New Rochelle schools as well as its Special Education PTA (SEPTA) and PTA Council have endorsed the district’s $106.5 million bond.
The PTA units at each school have voiced their support of the bond, which will fund urgent infrastructure needs in every district school and address significant and necessary health and safety projects.
“We hope the solidarity shown in the endorsements by the PTAs at all schools reinforces to voters the importance of passing this bond,” said Roland Rogers, PTA Council president. “We encourage voters to understand the positive impact this bond will have for our children’s education. They should be, and deserve to be, educated in buildings that support their good health and safety.”
The district is presenting a $106.5 million, 20-year bond referendum to voters on May 17. Thanks to low interest rates, state aid that will pay back 48.7 percent of the bond and the reduction in long-term capital debt, taxes will be kept stable. There will be no net increase in debt service (20-year average).
The proposed bond will pay for much-needed repairs at all schools, including: roof replacements, masonry restoration, window replacements, exterior and interior door replacements, elevator restoration and replacement, ADA compliance upgrades, HVAC, electrical and plumbing upgrades, pavement and drainage restoration, athletic field replacements, exterior stair and ramp reconstruction and interior finish replacements.
“We are grateful to our PTAs for their efforts to support critically important infrastructure upgrades in our district,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian G. Osborne. “Parent Teacher Associations serve a vital communication role and we are grateful to these groups for letting parents in these schools know about the important safety and health enhancements this bond will provide. We know everyone takes pride in providing our children with an outstanding education and we need exceptional facilities to support these efforts.”
About the City School District of New Rochelle
With nearly 11,000 students in 10 schools, the City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, provides a high-quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces rich diversity and drives success.