ADDISON - The final phase of a long-term capital project to improve facilities at the Addison School District is up for a vote Thursday.
The vote will be held from noon-8 p.m. Thursday at the Addison High School library.
The project addresses a number of key infrastructure and facility needs that haven’t yet been addressed in previous capital improvement projects.
“It’s the final phase of a long-time three-phase approach,” district superintendent Joe DioGuardi said. “We’ve been at this… for probably almost 15 years.”
“We’re really looking to make this the capstone of our long-range plan,” he said. “It’ll really take care of the big-ticket items that are left in the district.”
The centerpiece of the project consists of a full replacement of the “50-60-year-old” existing pool facility and auditorium renovations at the middle and high school campus.
A bulk of work will also take place at Tuscarora Elementary. Renovations to the school will feature the addition of a secured entrance to the main office, a revamped cafeteria, a new library and media space, the addition of a STEM space, boiler replacement as well as minor classroom installations and asbestos removal.
The entire project is expected to cost $22,970,000 total. There will be no additional tax impact to residents and businesses, according to the district.
The project will be funded largely through state building aid, with the remainder financed through debt service funds and capital reserve funds.
The district cut the ribbon for the second phase of the capital project in May.
Phase two included a two-story addition to the middle school, a new events center, new STEM and art labs, a new eight-lane track and renovations to the baseball and softball fields at Tuscarora Elementary.