The MSAD 15 School Board conducted its final public forum and hearing on the two referendum questions that will appear on the November 4 ballot. Voters will be asked to weigh in on $6,623,080 for building and parking improvements and repairs as well as the addition of four classrooms and two small instruction spaces at the middle school and at the high school, the complete renovation of two chemistry labs, the addition of baseball and softball fields, the relocation and reconstruction of the football field and track, and the associated infrastructure to support the field improvements. A second question asks for approval of an additional $738,000, if the first question passes, for an upgrade from natural grass to artificial turf for the football field.
At the forum, Steven Blatt and Associates Architect and Sevee and Mahar Engineering presented their findings and proposals for the buildings and fields respectively. The district’s director of finance and operation Diane Boucher gave an overview of the tax impact to homeowners. The presentations were followed by questions and comments from the public. Visit www.msad15.org to review all the information that was presented.