Voting to Approve North Rockland School Repairs

On Tuesday voters in the North Rockland School District will decide whether or not to approve a 7.69 million dollar spending proposal for the district. If approved the spending plan would raise taxes by about 1 to 3 dollars a year for fifteen years, though a large part of the money will be granted through state aid. The district would receive 2.6 million dollars from EXCEL, or Expanding our Children’s Education and Learning, and 5.09 million dollars in building aid in the form of a bond to be repaid over the next fifteen years. The proposal includes improvements to health and safety such as replacing roofs, fire alarms, and boiler system as well as electrical upgrades and exterior repairs to all eleven of the district’s buildings. According to Superintendent Ileana Eckert the roofs need repair one way or another and the EXCEL aid is available for a short time and the district should take advantage of the money now. For more information you can visit www.nrcsd.org. Voting is open 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM Tuesday at Haverstraw Elementary School, North Rockland High School extension, and James Farley Elementary School.

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