Briarcliff Manor School Board Approves BOCES Capital Plan

The majority of board members voted in favor of the resolution.

The may be held to its $550,000 portion of a joint $18.15 million capital improvement project proposed by the Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).

, largely facilities upgrades, requires all 18 school districts part of the cooperative to approve their share of the spending.

While three Briarcliff Manor school board members voted in favor of the resolution approving the proposal on January 23, Board President Guy Rotondo noted three districts have already shot down the notion—Mahopac,  and Brewster.

In Briarcliff Manor, Rotondo, Vice President Rosella Ranno and Trustee Jennifer Rosen voted in favor of the resolution, while Sal Maglietta voted against and Eric Bashford abstained from the vote.

Superintendent Neal Miller said he was in favor of the proposal.

"It's important to remember how much BOCES does for us," he said. "I think we are obligated to support BOCES."

Despite some opposition by related districts, BOCES Superintendent Dr. James Langlois i dissenters to change their minds.

"Dr. Langois asked all districts continue to vote," said Miller. "He is very much hoping he can persuade those no votes to change their minds. It's important that we give him our thoughts, too."


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