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Tuckahoe Residents To Vote On $20 Million Bond Proposal For Expansion

Tuckahoe High School.
Tuckahoe High School. Photo Credit: File

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. - Voters in Tuckahoe will soon be asked to vote on a bond referendum exceeding $20 million to fund an extensive capital project plan that would address an expected increase in enrollment.

The Tuckahoe Board of Education has proposed a $20,531,500 bond that would “address the district’s current facility needs and educational goals, (which includes) growing enrollment, 21st Century learning, infrastructure and security upgrades.”

The bond proposal will be put to a public vote on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

If passed, school officials said it would result in an estimated $598 annual tax increase for a home with an assessed value of $8,500. There will be public meetings regarding the bond proposal in advance of December vote.

Highlights of the plan include the addition of eight new classrooms and a complete renovation and expansion of the current gym at William E. Cottle School. The proposal calls for a renovation of the libraries and cafeterias at Cottle and the Tuckahoe Middle/High School.

The plan also includes funding for the replacement of the turf athletic field at the high school and the installation of a new grass playfield at Cottle.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Cottle Elementary and the Tuckahoe Community Center. Residents who voted at the Chester Heights Firehouse in the past will now be directed to Cottle.

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