At its meeting on December 8, the Brunswick (Brittonkill) Board of Education approved a $9,982,545 Capital Building Project. The proposed capital project is expected to have no impact on local taxes. Community members will vote on Tuesday, February 28 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. in the multi- purpose gym located in the secondary school.
If approved by the community, the project will address important needs such as:
- Facility and technology improvements for instructional programs
- Health and safety repairs
- Energy efficient upgrades
- Site work repairs and upgrades
The scope of work under consideration includes 35 building and maintenance concerns. The district’s building condition survey, which the state requires schools to update every five years, helped identify areas in need of attention. Additional input was provided by the Board of Education, building advisory committee, staff survey and student groups.
Tamarac Elementary Construction
- Renovations to Student Meal Preparation Area
- Replacement of Grade 3-5 Playground Equipment
- Renovations to Roof
- Creation of Lockdown Location at Gym
- Upgrades to Heating and Ventilation Systems
- Replacement of all 1991 Windows
- Replacement of Cafeteria Window Wall
- Replacement of 1960’s Kitchen Equipment
- Replacement of Guidance and Conference HVAC
- Replacement of all Remaining 1964 Light Fixtures
Tamarac Middle/High School Construction
- Renovations to Science, Art, and Music Rooms
- Addition/Renovations to Cafeteria/Kitchen Student Meal Preparation Area
- New Finishes and Fixtures at MS Gym/Locker Rooms
- Extension and Renovations to Weight Room
- Renovations to Multi-Purpose Gym
- Creation of a Large Group Instruction at Existing Cafeteria
- Renovations to (4) Second Floor Toilet Rooms
- Upgrades to Air Conditioning Chiller Systems
- Upgrades to pre-1991 HVAC Systems
- Replacement of 1950’s Kitchen Equipment
Transportation Building Construction
- Replacement of Concrete Apron
- Remediate Structural Foundation Issues
- Upgrade and Integrate Phone Systems
- Resurface Running Track and Field Event Areas
- Level and reseed athletic fields – front and rear soccer, baseball and softball
- Upgrade parking lot lighting
- New safety netting, Dugouts and Bleachers for baseball and Softball Fields
If community members have additional questions about the Capital Project, they are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 16 at 6 p.m. in the District Auditorium.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will be the impact of the project on our taxes?
What’s included and why is this project needed?
Will the middle and high school students be using the same serving line in the renovated and expanded cafeteria?
How will this project impact the educational program?
What is a Makerspace?
What happens if the Capital Project is NOT approved?
If the project is approved by the voters, when will the work be completed?
How can we learn more about the project? What if we have additional questions?
Why is voter approval needed?
What are the benefits of this project and why now in this economy?
Isn’t State Aid just my tax dollars too?
Why doesn’t the District just include these items in the annual budget?
When and where do I vote?
How can I vote by absentee ballot?
Who is eligible to vote?
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