Rockland BOCES’ $47.9M expansion hinges on Wednesday’s referendum vote

Rockland BOCES is looking to expand – but those in the county need to approve the project during a vote on Wednesday.

Diane Caruso

Mar 5, 2024, 11:23 PM

Updated 42 days ago

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Rockland BOCES is looking to expand – but those in the county need to approve the project during a vote on Wednesday.
Residents will weigh in at the Jesse J. Kaplan school in West Nyack from noon to 8 p.m.
"Come out and vote,” said executive director Kim Bell.
The project would help them teach more students.
"Our enrollments, especially [Career and Technical Education], have tripled and we're out of room. Districts want to send students and we can't accommodate them which is really quite a shame."
If the proposal gets the green light, there would be a new 52,000-square-foot, two-story building with a new cafeteria and culinary learning space, as well as other classrooms for the Jesse J. Kaplan school for children with special needs.
Construction would start in spring 2026 and be done by fall 2027.
The price tag is estimated at $47.9 million.
State aid and school tax dollars would pay the costs, with the expected average increase to be $2.36 per month for homes with an assessed value of $500,000.
Here’s a link to the project and more information about it.
Some people News 12 spoke with on Tuesday in Nanuet were in favor of the project, while others were learning about it for the first time.


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