Letter: Thanks to the Portsmouth voters for supporting school bond

Posted 11/15/21

To the editor:

On behalf of the School Committee and the entire Portsmouth School Department, we are writing to express our gratitude to the residents of Portsmouth for your approval of the school …

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Letter: Thanks to the Portsmouth voters for supporting school bond

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To the editor:

On behalf of the School Committee and the entire Portsmouth School Department, we are writing to express our gratitude to the residents of Portsmouth for your approval of the school facilities bond referendum. 

The resounding vote in favor of Question 1 reflects this community’s deep commitment to public education and to the families we serve. The projects financed by the $21.44 million bond will enhance health and safety in all four school buildings — including improved accessibility, indoor air quality, traffic safety, and more.

We are now awaiting a final decision from the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education on Portsmouth’s application for state reimbursement, estimated at 40 percent of project costs. We are expecting this final decision in December.  

Thank you again for taking the time to vote in this important special election and for your continued support of our students, families, and staff.

Emily Copeland

Chair, Portsmouth School Committee

Thomas W. Kenworthy

Superintendent, Portsmouth School Department

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