Congers Elementary Gets 6.5 Million Dollar Bond

The Clarkstown School Board held a meeting Thursday night to discuss the future of Congers Elementary School. During the 3- hour meeting a plan was passed by five votes for a 6.5 million dollar bond to go towards repairing the unstable building after motions for up to 26 million dollar bonds failed to pass. Many residents requested a bond that will include all the schools within the district; Peter Bradley of Congers stated that there are 8,000 people benefiting from the bond for the elementary school, compared to the 75,000 in the district. He believes that fixing one school’s disrepair could lead to animosity between the schools. Clarkstown South Student Board Representative, Jennifer Hopkins, stated that she thought the board would vote to close the school and redistrict the students, which caused parents and residents to express concern that the board would later decide on a plan similar to that.

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