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Green Island Board of Education adopts resolution for $1.6 million capital project

Oct. 26, 2020

During its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22, the Green Island Board of Education voted to adopt a resolution for a proposed $1.6 million capital project, which will be presented to the public for a vote on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

The project includes a number of health and safety improvements, as well as restorations to the building infrastructure that will reduce future maintenance needs. The capital project will provide no tax increase to the Green Island taxpayers.

“The project will not only provide no additional tax increase to the community, but it will also help the district stabilize its finances for the coming years,” said Superintendent Kimberly Ross.

Highlights of the project include:

  • Build a playground on the school grounds
    • Two areas: One suited for PreK-grade 1; Another for grades 2 and older
  • A main entrance that meets ADA accessibility
  • Door and hardware replacements to meet current safety and code requirements
  • A new phone and security system
  • Restoring exposed concrete foundation walls
  • Brick masonry restoration

The district plans to hold community information sessions in November to educate the public about the tax neutral capital project. More information about the project and the vote will be mailed to all district residents next month.

“The school is often thought of as the heart of the community and this project further solidifies the school’s commitment to serving the Green Island community,” said Superintendent Kimberly Ross.

If approved, construction would begin in the summer of 2022. The district is also looking into a phase two of the project, which would include air conditioning for the entire school building. That is currently slated for a 2024 public vote.