Capital Project Bond Vote

  • Capital Project Bond Vote
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    Dobbs Ferry High School Gymnasium
    7:00am - 9:00pm

    Dear Dobbs Ferry Community Member,

    Dr. Lisa Brady The District is eager to introduce you to the details of the Capital Project proposal. Dobbs Ferry residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, October 22nd to vote on a $19,977,378 Capital Project plan that will enable us to make improvements to our school buildings, address important safety issues and upgrade multi-use spaces, including air-conditioning the High School/Middle School auditorium and renovating the softball/baseball field at Springhurst, that benefit both students and Dobbs Ferry residents.

    There are two community forums scheduled for the fall on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:00pm in the HS/MS Library Media Center and Tuesday, October 8th at 8:40am in the cafeteria at Springhurst. Board of Education members will be available to parents and residents at all Back-to-School Nights, as well as the Ferry Festa on October 5th from 1:00pm-8:00pm to discuss the Capital Project and answer questions.

    These improvements were evaluated and developed by the facilities committee of the Board of Education, consulting architects and engineers, and the Board of Education during a year-long process. Because the District is retiring debt, taking advantage of low interest rates, maximizing State Aid and using monies saved in the Capital Reserve Improvements Fund, this work will be completed without raising taxes.

    The slated Capital Project will allow the District to do necessary long-term improvements that include replacing the Middle School Roof and constructing a new sidewalk along the entry drive to Springhurst, as well as re-configuring existing spaces such as the Springhurst Library Media Center to make it more conducive to multiple learning options. This work is an investment in our children, schools and community.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Lisa Brady, Ed.D