Voters say yes to new elementary school
WINTER 2008—On Thursday, December 18, Middletown residents passed the proposed referendum to demolish Chorley Elementary School and purchase property in Clemson Park to build a new 62-classroom elementary school—at no increase in the tax levy. The official votes where as follows:
Proposition 1: 429 yes votes to 238 no votes
Proposition 2: 414 yes votes to 241 no votes
Proposition 1: Proposition 1 will allow the district to purchase 19 acres in Clemson Park, for $2.61 million, adjacent to Chorley, on which the new elementary school will be built. The district would use money from its fund balance to purchase the property.
Proposition 2: Proposition 2 will allow the district to build a new 62-classroom elementary school for $63,490,000 million. Costs would be covered by State aid, Contract for Excellence (C4E) money, savings from bringing BOCES students back into the district, and the district's fund balance.