Lenox School Board hears opposition before approving facility plan for proposed bond issue

The Lenox School Board approved a master facility plan which included a list of projects for a proposed bond issue, a decision that did not come without resistance from several in attendance, at the monthly school board meeting on December 11.
DLR, architects for the school, reviewed the master facility plan which included:
Existing structure – $1,807,000
Career & Athletic Renovation – $2,697,500
Auxiliary Gym – $2,886,000
Stadium Updates – $1,248,000
Locker/Concession Addition – $3,133,000
Classroom Addition – $1,196,000
Auditorium, Drive – $7,540,000
Total – $20,507,500
They reviewed a timeline if the master plan is approved by the board. DLR said a bond committee will need to be established to help with communication to the community about the bond referendum. That would consist of 15 to 25 people. They stressed that it cannot be run solely by the administration or the school district. After the holidays, DLR can meet with the bond committee to share do’s and don’ts on how to organize their group and how to be successful.
A petition to request a special bond referendum election with the specified dollar amount will need to be presented to the school board and must include signatures from at least 25% of the number of voters who voted in the last election.

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