Middletown School District set for vote on $33M plan

Middletown — Voters in the Middletown School District will decide Tuesday on a proposed $33 million construction project. The proposed project is divided into three propositions.

The first proposition focuses on roof replacement, building upgrades and improving athletic facilities throughout schools in the district.

The bulk of the cost will be covered by state aid. The district's federal reserve fund balance will cover the rest of the cost of proposition one. Repairs made under proposition one will not cost local taxpayers, Superintendent Kenneth Eastwood said.

"We are worried that down the road something may happen to the state aid," Eastwood said. "We are very concerned that if we don't take the opportunity that sits in front of us, we may lose it."

Propositions two and three will allow repairs for school playgrounds, sidewalk replacements, athletic additions and renovations to Chorley Elementary School. Combined, these two propositions will cost the average homeowner an extra $6.50 a year, according to district officials. The completion of the second phase of the Middletown High School renovation and restoration of the Twin Towers auditorium are also included in the vote.

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