Residents will be asked at a Nov. 6 referendum to allow directors to issue bonds or notes of up to $575,041 to pay for renovations and improvements at Dexter Regional High School and Garland Elementary School.
A public hearing on the referendum question will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the cafetorium at the high school.
The projects proposed at the high school include the reconstruction of the entrance to the school and improvements to the parking lot. In addition, the directors are looking to develop a new athletic field beyond the football field and redoing the Pine Street entrance and creating a sidewalk.
Directors also hope to reconstruct the driveway and circle at the Garland school.
“The district recognizes this as a high priority to address safety needs,” SAD 46 Superintendent Lester Butler said Friday.
Butler said the vote to go to referendum for the projects received unanimous support from the directors who attended last week’s board meeting. Only one director was absent from the meeting, he said.
If the referendum question is approved, the projects will begin in the spring, according to the superintendent.
Another school problem being addressed is the condition of the middle school.
Directors have an application in the pipeline for state funding for construction or renovation funds.
The district’s application did not place high enough last year for funding consideration, so a new application has been submitted, Butler said.
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