Dobbs Ferry residents went to the polls on Tuesday, October 22nd to vote on a $19,977,378 Capital Project plan that will enable 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. The bond passed by an overwhelming majority of 510 to 79.
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.