Event urges residents to vote for Port Chester bond referendum
Hundreds of parents, teachers and students gathered Thursday evening in Port Chester to urge residents to vote next week in favor of a bond referendum that they say will improve schools and increase property values.
The event at Port Chester High School featured musicians, a marching band and speeches inside the high school gym, all aimed at spreading the message that the $79 million bond must pass.
The vote on the school bond isn't until Tuesday, but Sonja Davis, of Port Chester, has been waiting a long time to cast her ballot in favor of the measure.
"It's only increasing like $365 a year in taxes. We spend more than that eating out each week...In the long run, it will increase the value of our homes," she said.
If passed, the bond money will be used to build new classrooms and pay for capital improvements in the Port Chester School District, which has about 4,800 students.