Port Chester residents debate $12.5 million fix for middle school

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Port Chester residents are debating a $12.5 million bond that would provide repairs and upgrades at the middle school.

Parents gathered at Acuario Restaurant in Port Chester to learn more about the bond, which would pay to take down 90 concrete panels at the Port Chester Middle School.

Last October, a concrete panel collapsed at the school, prompting the school to close for several days to install temporary fencing and scaffolding. Those temporary fixes are currently costing the district $30,000 a month. "We have to stop paying for the scaffolding, it has been months already. It’s really not realistic that we can continue to incur those costs," says parent Jennifer Saunders.

If approved, this would be the second successful multimillion-dollar bond for the Port Chester-Rye school district in a year.

People will have a chance to vote on the measure next Tuesday at the Port Chester Middle School.

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