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UPDATE: Taxpayers Approve Bond Referendum

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Update 9:30 p.m.: Voters have approved the Hampton Bays School District's $16.8 million bond referendum in a 504 to 163 vote.  

Previous: Polls opened at 6 a.m. on Tuesday at Hampton Bays Middle School for a 20-year, $16.8 million bond referendum that school officials said will not increase taxes.

According to the school district, the bond, which aims fund a number of upgrades to the district's schools, will be paid for through debt from the 1998 elementary and high school additions that is set to expire.

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

Polls will close at 9 p.m.

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Skender Ukperi November 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM
BUT.......... if the bond doesn't pass TAXES WILL GO DOWN... Seems no one has mentioned that!!!!!! Typical convoluted and opaque information from this school as usual.

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