A view of two of Shoreham’s tennis courts last spring, which have become unplayable after years of neglect. New courts would be included in a bond that voters could decide on in December. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister, file)
Roof replacements. New classroom space and tennis courts. Ceiling repairs. Safer parking lots. Security upgrades.
A committee of Shoreham-Wading River teachers, administrators and parents presented a litany of fixes Tuesday night to address longstanding issues across the district’s four buildings. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River school district architects Tuesday night unveiled preliminary plans to establish a school bond this coming school year to pay for upgrades and repairs to district facilities.
Roger Smith of BBS Architecture outlined a rough plan, under which the school board would determine what to include in a bond by Oct. 15.
The bond would then go to district taxpayers for a vote tentatively scheduled for Dec. 10.
This summer, Mr. Smith said, his firm will look at improving efficient use of facilities in the district, prioritize repairs and upgrades and examine the structure of the class grades. He said district administrators would ultimately make the call on what would be included in a potential bond.
“I’m not driving the bus; I’m just a participant,” Mr. Smith said.
Mr. Smith said it’s nearly impossible for districts to include capital projects in school budgets due to tax levy caps and state mandates.
“This is path of the way school funding will go in the future,” he said of the bond.