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Port Chester School Board Meets Tuesday On Renovation Proposals

Port Chester Schools Superintendent Edward Kliszus will conduct a special meeting Tuesday to discuss needed renovations at local schools.
Port Chester Schools Superintendent Edward Kliszus will conduct a special meeting Tuesday to discuss needed renovations at local schools. Photo Credit: Jon Craig

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Port Chester school officials will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss renovation proposals, including additions to Port Chester High School and Middle School following a dramatic increase in students by more than 20 percent.

Superintendent Edward Kliszus will present the Bond Advisory Committee's recommendations, and architect Joe Fuller will present the plans as recommended by the committee members at 7 p.m. in the Port Chester Middle School auditorium.

This is the second time district officials have tried to persuade local taxpayers to approve funds for the improvements.

Last year, residents shot down a $41.5  million bond vote by a wide margin for the growing school district.

Student enrollment in the district has grown by over 20 percent in the past seven years, and forecasts to continue upward.

The rejected plan would have added over a dozen classrooms and built a new full-size gymnasium and turf field at Port Chester High School. It also entailed the refurbishment of Port Chester Middle School’s planetarium and renovations for several district elementary schools.

However, the price turned away voters. The state planned to fund $14.9 million for the project, leaving $26.6 million to the district at a cost of $13 per month for the average taxpayer.

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