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District Facilities

 11 buildings and 10 out-buildings

 Approximately 1 million square feet of buildings

 400 classrooms

 260 acres

 26 acres of parking lots

 Oldest building:
Elsmere, 1927

 Newest building:
Eagle, 2008


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'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 downItems identified in the 5 Year Facilities Plan

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.


Proposition #1 includes main facilities improvements. Proposition #2 includes a synthetic turf multipurpose field, and an 8-lane track.

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. READ MORE

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