Clarification: Rye schools have asked MyRye.com to clarify that "No second bond proposal has been advanced. Just suggestions for reductions." We have edited the headline and added this clarification.
In the wake of the defeat of the Rye school bond, community discussion will continue about a revised bond.
(PHOTO: Rye schools boss Eric Byrne at last Tuesday's board of ed meeting.)
The Rye City School District Board of Education will meet Tuesday, April 9, 2019 beginning at 8:00pm in the Rye Middle School Multipurpose Room. The bond will be the main topic – "it is anticipated the Board will adopt the Superintendent’s 2019-2020 Proposed Budget and discuss the Capital Bond Proposal".
In an email to the school community, Superintendent Eric Byrne distributed a copy of the revised proposal that was shared last week that shows a reduction from the original $80 million to $73.4 million (see the detail and presentation below). In the note, Byrne said:
"I shared a variety of options with the Board, including detailed potential cost savings, scope and size reductions, and projects to consider tabling or removing from a future bond proposal… The Board is now considering several different options, including the potential for a new bond resolution on April 9 that would lead to a second community bond vote on June 11. The Board will be meeting again this coming Tuesday night, April 9, at 8:00 p.m. in Rye Middle School Multipurpose Room to continue the discussion. I invite you to join us that evening to learn about the next steps for the District’s capital needs."
New proposal – see full PDF. Also, watch last week's board meeting just below.
($6,617,638 proposed reduction)
Projects by Building (Original Bond) / (New Proposal)
Osborn $11,662,292 (original) / $10,724,722 (new)
Midland $16,867,004 / $16,304,752
Milton $3,320,328 / $3,094,754
Rye School of Leadership $2,068,572 / $1,985,026
Rye MS HS $46,071,804 / $41,263,108
Total $79,990,000 / $73,372,362