Written by Gary Simeone Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Residents of the North Shore School District approved a $19.6 million infrastructure bond referendum last week to finance key repairs on a long-term basis in the district’s buildings. The vote was held Tuesday, Dec. 3; homeowners are not expected to see any increase in property taxes as a result of the bond, since the district plans to phase in payments as older bonds are paid off and phased out.
“I wish to take this opportunity to reconfirm our commitment to continued improvement in order to provide our children with the best possible educational opportunities,” said Superintendent Dr. Ed Melnick in a statement.
At the last school board meeting, Director of School Facilities and Operations John Hall discussed the proposed bond projects for the school district. Projects include a whole multitude of exterior and interior repair and restoration on all the school buildings in the district.
“It is our intent to do every one of these projects at some point because they need to be done,” said Hall. “Some of these projects are more pressing than others because of the wear and tear of facilities over the years.”