Referendum considered for Hornell school project

School district may expand project at North Hornell School, building 5 classrooms instead of 4

HORNELL — Signaling a continued commitment to early education, the Hornell City School District is considering expanding its plan to build four new pre-kindergarten classrooms at North Hornell Elementary by increasing the number of new classrooms to five and taking the project to voters.

Up until Wednesday, it has been reported that the Hornell City School District was moving forward on a plan to construct four new pre-K classrooms at North Hornell School to serve it increasingly popular 4-year-olds program.

Those new classrooms would be paid for — in part — by the city school district’s $2,039,972 allocation from the New York State Smart Schools Bond Act. The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed in the 2014-15 New York State budget. It was approved by voters in a statewide referendum Nov. 4, 2014. The act authorized issuance of $2 billion in general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure in the state’s public school system.

The Evening Tribune

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