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Rye Bond Timeline Presented to Board of Education

RYE, N.Y. - Both members from the Rye City School District and the district's consulting company KSQ Architects presented updates on the leaner bond proposal that goes to vote on March 13th. The district's previous bond of nearly $20 million was voted down in early December.

The bond, which grapples with projected space issues at Rye High School, has been reduced by $3.5 million and has cut the majority of planned renovations to the existing school building.

Amongst the new information presented at Tuesday's board meeting was the projected timeline for the project's completetion. According to Armand Quadrini of KSQ Architects, if the bond does pass in March the district can anticipate to move into the new building during the summer of 2014.

According to Quadrini's timeline, it will take the rest of 2012 to prepare bidding documents Quadrini also estimates that it would take around 14 months to complete the building of the project from start to finish.

In addition to the presentation, the board accepted a total of $30,248 in donations for various entities throughout the district. Included in those donations was an anonymous gift of $10,000 to the Burke Scholarship Fund, and $15,000 from David and Anna Reno to be divided evenly between the Midland school, the middle school, and the high school.

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