Bedford Central School District
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Bedford Central School District is located approximately 50 minutes north of New York City in Northern Westchester County, New York. The Bedford Central School District is composed of seven schools - Fox Lane High School, Fox Lane Middle School, Bedford Village Elementary School, Bedford Hills Elementary School, West Patent Elementary School, Pound Ridge Elementary School, and Mt. Kisco Elementary School - serving students from Bedford Hills, Mt. Kisco, Bedford Village, and Pound Ridge. Each elementary school services one town/village except for West Patent which services Bedford Hills and Bedford Corners.
The middle school, high school, and the Bedford Central School District administrative buildings are all on the Fox Lane High School campus, near Interstate 684. The campus includes 3 soccer fields, another multipurpose astroturf field, a track that encircles the multipurpose and several baseball diamonds. The Bedford Central School District's website is www.bcsdny.org. The new superintendent chosen for the district is Dr. Christopher Manno from New Jersey.
Restoration and renovation
Several old school buildings within the district were in a current state of disrepair, including West Patent Elementary School and Fox Lane Middle School. Both schools were in need of new roofs, electrical work and more. On October 22, 2013, voters in the Town of Bedford who are members of the Bedford Central School District approved a $31,828,238 Capital Improvement Project proposed by the Bedford Central School District. The approval was by a wide margin. A total of 1,825 votes were cast, with 1,197 votes in favor and 628 votes against. The Capital Improvement Project will be funded with a combination of short-term notes and long-term bonds, and with an intent to minimize the increase in tax levy to homeowners and the length of time during which the dollar amount of that increase will apply. The Project is slated to begin as soon as possible and is expected to be completed in 2016. Large portions of the plan call for renovations at West Patent Elementary School and the Fox Lane Campus. These will include renovations for the purpose of complying with the Americans With Disabilities Act, roof replacements and other structural renovations identified as necessary in the course of a years-long study. Allocations will also be made towards roofing replacements at Bedford Hills Elementary School, Bedford Village Elementary School and Pound Ridge Elementary School.
- Cathey O'Donnell; Gary Stern (April 10, 2012). "Region's aging schools crumble as finances falter". The Journal News. Retrieved April 28, 2014.