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Rye Schools Plan $80M Bond on March 12, 2019

Rye City schools will post an $79.99 million bond referendum to the Rye community on March 12, 2019.

The bond will fund a laundry list of capital projects including infrastructure, improved classroom spaces, replacement of the Rye High School turf field and a renovation of the performing arts center. There is a community information session on March 2 from 12p – 2p in the Rye Middle School multipurpose room.

Construction would begin in June 2020 provided the bond passes.

See this PowerPoint overview to see projects listed by school, and read the letter from Rye School Boss Eric Byrne below:

Rye School Bond

January 15, 2019

Dear RCSD Families,

I am pleased to share that at our last Board of Education meeting, the Board adopted a resolution to bring a capital bond referendum to the community. On March 12, Rye residents will vote on this critically important $79.99 million dollar bond proposal. The bond will address significant facilities needs with phased capital projects that will improve all of our schools, including ensuring fresh air ventilation in every building and the replacement of the portable trailer classrooms at Midland and Osborn Schools with permanent instructional spaces. There are many additional projects that benefit the entire Rye community, including replacing the competition field and track at the High School and a renovation of the Performing Arts Center. I have attached a fact sheet that describes the proposal in more detail, and there is more information on the District website at www.ryeschools.org/capitalbondproposal.

Over the coming weeks, I will be spending a great deal of time out and about, educating the community about the bond at information sessions during the day and evening. I will be visiting each of the schools’ parent organization meetings; please look for more information in your school newsletters. For those of you who like to plan ahead, we will be offering school building tours and a Community Café information session in the RMS Multipurpose Room on Saturday, March 2, from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

This is a very exciting time for the District. Our facilities are in great need; and I am hopeful that the community will support this bond so we can continue to provide safe, healthy, active learning environments for all of our students and teachers.

I look forward to seeing you at one or more of the capital bond proposal information sessions.

Sincerely,

Eric Byrne, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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