A capital improvements referendum passed on Tuesday night. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Shoreham-Wading River school district residents made their voices loud and clear on Tuesday: they want upgrades to their schools.
A $48.5 million construction project passed 1,421 to 585 on Tuesday, with 70.8 percent of voters approving the measure. The capital improvement project will require issuing a $33.5 million bonds and using another $15 million in reserves for additional construction work.
Shoreham-Wading River School District residents will head to the polls today to vote on a capital improvement referendum to issue $33.5 million in bonds and to use another $15 million in reserves for additional construction work.
Roger Smith of BBS Architects speaks at Tuesday’s Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
The architect who designed a capital improvement project for the Shoreham-Wading River School District’s outdated infrastructure gave a presentation Tuesday outlining the scope of construction.
The Shoreham-Wading River High School tennis courts have been closed and locked since March after they were declared unsafe. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
A scheduled Dec. 9 vote on a nearly $50 million districtwide capital improvement project is now on hold while the Shoreham-Wading River school board awaits legal advice on the wording of two ballot propositions. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River school board will begin discussions over a proposed $48.6 million district bond to make repairs and upgrades to district facilities.
As it stands, the bond would fund construction work, new classroom space and roof repairs among other additions at all four district schools. The proposal was presented to the board by the district’s bond committee at its last meeting Sept. 9.
“There’s still a lot of holes that need to be made whole,” board president William McGrath said at the time.
The board will discuss how much, if any, of the proposal to adopt for a referendum vote that would come this December.
Shoreham-Wading River school board agenda Sept. 23, 2014 by Timesreview