Shoreham-Wading River board to discuss track, tech upgrades

NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | The track at Shoreham-Wading River High School.

The Shoreham-Wading River school board will provide an update on the voter-approved high school track and technology proposition at their meeting Tuesday night, according to the agenda.

The board will also vote to approve the construction of a concession stand near the new press box at the Shoreham-Wading River High School fields.

The $1.6 million track and technology proposition was approved by district residents in a vote last October. The district will spend most of the money on installing a districtwide wireless system and upgrades to school computer systems to conform with upcoming state-mandated testing requirements for the 2013-14 school year.

The tech upgrade will also include virtualized computer labs, Smartboards for classrooms and Microsoft software licensing. The resurfacing and subsurface repairs to the high school track — the other part of the proposition — would cost $286,000, according to a prior presentation on the project.

The projects will be paid for by using prior year state aid — money owed to the district by the state that can only be used for capital improvements or tax relief — and will not affect residents’ taxes.

A resolution to make additions to the press box at the high school field is also on the agenda Tuesday night. The board approved building a press box, public restrooms, a rooftop viewing platform and a space for a future concession stand on Feb. 14, 2012, but the press box construction was to only include the box and the viewing platform, according to the agenda.

The space for the new concession stand will be added to the press box if the resolution is approved.

The meeting will be held at the Shoreham-Wading River High School library at 8 p.m. and is open to the public.

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