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• 11 buildings and 10 out-buildings
• Approximately 1 million square feet of buildings
• 400 classrooms
• 260 acres
• 26 acres of parking lots
'Preserving the Future' Capital Bond Referendum
Capital Bond looks to Preserve the Future, community to vote on March 12
Proposition costs finalized, expense of overall referendum down
Residents in the Bethlehem Central School District will head to the polls on Tuesday, March 12, to vote on two propositions: main facilities improvements totaling $20,185,299; and field and track improvements totaling $3,475,416.
If both propositions were approved by voters, the total referendum would have an estimated annual cost for a homeowner in the district of $19.97 per $100,000 of assessed value.
Proposition #1 would cost the average homeowner an estimated $17.03 per $100,000 of assessed value and Propsition #2 would cost the same homeowner an estimated $2.93 per $100,000 of assessed value.
To ensure that the district, if any bond is approved, receives the lowest responsible bids and protects Bethlehem taxpayers’ investment in the projects, the district has removed individual line-item costs from the referendum documents.
As with any bond or annual budget, the Board of Education can only spend up to the amount that voters approve.
Facilities Bond referendum News archive