Medina votes today on $34 million school capital project
MEDINA – School district residents will decide today whether the school campus will receive $34 million in improvements.
Voting is from noon to 8 p.m. today at the District Office Board Room next to high school.
One proposition calls for $32,588,000 for a slew of improvements at all three school buildings, the bus garage, and Vet’s Park. There would also be a new access road between Oak Orchard Elementary School and Clifford Wise Middle School.
The other proposition for $1,425,000 would allow for an expansion at Vet’s Park by acquiring 1.6 acres of land south of the park, adding permanent bleachers, more lighting, a new press box in the bleacher system, new fencing and additional synthetic turf in the current press box location.
The project won’t increase local taxes because Medina already has $2,323,182 set aside in reserve funds for its share of the $34 million project, Tom Cox, interim school district superintendent, said at a public hearing last week.
“We feel we have been able to address the compelling needs,” Cox said at the public hearing. “It’s pretty much nuts and bolts but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some pretty nice stuff that will happen.”
To see a breakdown of the project, click here.