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$46 Million School Construction Bond Vote Passes Easily In Harrison

A sign outside Harrison High School from a prior vote. A $46.5 million school construction bond issue was easily approved by Harrison residents on Tuesday.
A sign outside Harrison High School from a prior vote. A $46.5 million school construction bond issue was easily approved by Harrison residents on Tuesday. Photo Credit: File

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Residents of the Harrison Central School District easily approved a proposed $46.5 million construction bond issue by more than a four-to-one margin on Tuesday.

The vote count, according to Deputy District Clerk Gene George, was 1,693 in favor and 414 against.

School officials have said they don't expect additional taxpayer costs because of debt retired last year and because they will use capital-improvement funds. State aid is expected to cover 10 percent of project costs.

All six of Harrison's school buildings have projects, including health and safety issues. Examples are roof replacements and bringing some spaces up to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Additions are planned on some buildings to increase space as well as the number of classrooms.

Also approved at Harrison High School is new, expanded space for the band and other music programs and expanded guidance department space for student support.

Superintendent Louis Wool said, “This bond will solve major problems."

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