Since the approval of the Bronxville School’s bond referendum in March of 2018, the district has taken significant steps toward addressing facility needs, infrastructure improvements and program-related enhancements, and completed a number of projects.
As part of Phase 1, major projects include the replacement of the Chambers Field and track and elementary school playground, as well as the installation of the elementary school playroom ceiling tiles and the installation of three additional pumps to complete the flood mitigation project – all of which have since been completed. The new playground was officially opened last fall, while the Chambers Field and track opened in August for school teams to use for practice. The flood pumps have also been installed and are operational.
As part of Phase 2, projects include the installation of a storm drain on Meadow Avenue, a cafeteria expansion and an expanded third-floor learning space that would directly support and enhance the learning environment. Work on the Meadow Avenue storm drain, which is part of the district’s flood mitigation project to alleviate flooding during heavy rains, has already begun and is expected to be completed within the next two weeks. Meanwhile, construction crews have started clearing out the courtyard in preparation for the cafeteria expansion project. Work on the third-floor learning center is also in progress, while the renovation of the high school entry area and new counseling center will begin in late fall.
Other infrastructure projects include the restoration of the school front façade to improve Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, various roofing replacements and repairs, masonry work, electrical panel upgrades, air conditioning in parts of the building, improved ventilation, and flooring and ceiling tile replacement.
While not part of the bond, the complete overhaul and renovation of the Bronxville School library – generously supported financially by the Bronxville School PTA – is moving along well. Students are expected to reoccupy the space within two weeks.
Stay up to date on the district’s timeline and view photos of the progress by visiting the district’s Bond Projects Update webpage here.