Bedford Central's school board will learn tonight what the public thinks of a district proposal for a series of major renovations as part of an upcoming bond vote.
The agenda for tonight - the meeting starts around 7 p.m. at Fox Lane Middle School - notes that there will be a report on community engagement, an outreach initiative from the Community Investment Program (CIP), a committee tasked with getting the word out about the bond proposal.
CIP scheduled two community engagement sessions on Dec. 4 at West Patent Elementary School, a building that under plan could receive more than $30 million worth of renovations, including gutting of its main wings, and an improved cafetorium and library.
The scope of what will go into the bond vote, which has a March 12 referendum goal, has not been decided. All potential items being considered, ranging from lab replacement at the middle school to roof work on several building, have a price tag of more than $75 million. The school board will be presented with a recommended package for the bond vote at its Dec. 19 meeting, with a Jan. 9 public hearing. The board is slated to vote on a package to put up for a referendum at its Jan. 23 meeting.