Preview: SWR hosting bond info session before Tuesday’s meeting

12/09/2014 2:00 PM |
A view of two of Shoreham's tennis courts last spring, which have become unplayable after years of neglect. A proposed $48.5 million construction project would repair the courts. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)

A view of two of Shoreham’s tennis courts last spring, which have become unplayable after years of neglect. A proposed $48.5 million construction project would repair the courts. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)

Want to find out more about Shoreham-Wading River’s proposed school bond before the big vote next month? Clear your Tuesday night plans.

The Shoreham-Wading River school board will hold a “bond fair” at Miller Avenue Elementary School gym at 7 p.m. to discuss the proposal, a $48.5 million construction project that district officials say would make repairs to the district’s aging infrastructure and add more classroom space.

About $15 million of that total would be paid for through the district’s reserves, specifically money given to the district by the state for previously unissued state aid. The bond the district is proposing would cover the remaining $33.5 million.

Shoreham-Wading River voters have never passed a bond. The district’s most recent attempt was in 2009, when voters shot down a $39 million proposal to fix only the middle school.

The bond session will last until the board meeting begins in the multi-purpose room at the school at 8 p.m., according to a meeting agenda.

The board will commend the district’s successful sports teams — including the champion football team — at the meeting as well as review bond details and discuss the construction project with the district’s architects.

Click here for the full agenda, and check below for a detailed list of the construction proposal.

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Shoreham-Wading Rive Bond Project Report by Timesreview

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