The Hampton Bays School District has decided to move forward with a $16.8 million bond, which will go before the public on Nov. 27.
According to the school district, the bond would fund a number of upgrades to the district's schools at no extra cost to taxpayers.
School officials said debt from the 1998 elementary and high school additions is set to expire, freeing up $1.8 million annually. That money, officials said would be used to pay the new 20-year bond.
The vote is scheduled for Nov. 27 and the last day to register to vote is Nov. 20.
The following is the list of improvements included in the bond:
• A new boiler for the Hampton Bays High School
• Upgrade of bathrooms not in compliance with ADA
• New windows for the high school
• Multi-sport, artificial turf at the high school
• Tennis court at Skidmore property
• Redesign and construct of Field House at high school
• Comfort station at Skidmore property
• Enlarge the cafeteria space at elementary school
• Repair and upgrade to facade and chimney at elementary school
• Upgrade to science, art and home/career classrooms at high schools.
• Addition of greenhouse at high school
• Air conditioning in the cafeteria, music and health rooms at the middle school
• Generator at the middle school for emergency evacuation situations
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