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Bronxville Overwhelmingly Approves $46.5M Schools Budget

Bronxville schools saw their budget easily approved.
Bronxville schools saw their budget easily approved. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – With a resounding voter turnout, residents in Bronxville overwhelmingly approved the school district’s $46.5 million proposed budget with nearly 75 percent of the vote.

Voters made their voices heard on Tuesday, as the $46,446,335 million spending plan was approved with a 1207-349 approval, representing a tax levy increase of 1.49 percent with an associated tax rate decrease.

The budget includes several new teaching positions as the district anticipates a rise in enrollment in the coming year. Jeff Rohr and Jonathan Atkeson, serving new three-year terms, and Tom Nichols – filling in a one-year term after replacing Ruth Wood last year – each won election as trustees on the Board of Education after running unopposed.

Nichols joins the board immediately, while Rohr and Atkeson will begin in July.

The budget includes allowances for additional elementary school teachers, as well as additional staff district-wide. It also calls for a new director of instructional technology, as they continue their tech initiative and a part-time auditorium coordinator as construction nears completion on renovations.

The director of instruction technology will be tasked with “developing evaluation for criteria for classroom uses of technology, coordinating technology professional development and overseeing student information systems,” among other responsibilities.

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