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Bond Fact Sheet

Bond Narrative Overview

Dr. Kenworthy was the featured guest on Portsmouth This Week. During this 20 minute clip of the segment, he discusses the health and safety projects and the upcoming bond vote.

An overview for the financing of the Facilities Capital Plan Bond was discussed at the 9.14 School Committee meeting. Please click here for that recorded portion of the meeting.

Facilities Bond

In a special election on Tuesday, November 2, Portsmouth voters will be asked to approve or reject a bond referendum to finance a series of school facilities improvement projects, with total costs not to exceed $21.44 million. 

Portsmouth has a time-limited opportunity to receive 40% reimbursement (about $8.6 million) from the Rhode Island Department of Education to offset the cost of the projects.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Sunday, October 3
Deadline to register to vote in this election. Canvassing Office open until 4 pm.

Tuesday, October 12
Deadline to submit applications for mail-in ballots.

Wednesday, October 13
First day of early in-person voting at Town Hall. Weekdays through November 1.

Monday, November 1
Last day of early in-person voting at Town Hall.

Tuesday, November 2
ELECTION DAY. Polls open 7 am – 8 pm. Last day to return mail-in ballots.