Port Chester breaks ground on $80M school renovation project

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It's a very exciting day in Port Chester as hundreds of students and staff helped break ground on a major renovation project at their schools.

District voters approved a newly $80 million capital project two years ago in the Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District.

The money will go toward addressing critical needs at several district buildings, including the JFK Elementary School on Olivia Street.

Right now, students share a space for their cafeteria and gym, but by the end of this work, they will have two different spaces, plus several new classrooms and playground area.

Construction is also underway at King Street Elementary school, with similar planned upgrades. "It shows the support our community has for the school and it's going to be so beneficial for our students because ultimately it will improve the quality of education for our students," says JFK Elementary School Principal Judy Diaz.

The renovations are expected to be complete by February 2020.

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