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Freeport to vote on $6.9M school projects

Voters in the Freeport School District will decide Tuesday on a $6.9 million capital project initiative that, if approved, would mean construction improvements throughout the school district and a new turf field for the high school.

Voters will consider the Qualified School Construction Program/Capital Reserve Fund Project initiative, which contains two parts.

The first is a $5 million bond project that, if approved, would permit the district to take advantage of a state program to address the highest-priority projects in its Five-Year Facility Plan while saving taxpayers about $1 million in interest costs. The cost to the average homeowner would be less than $9 per year. Projects include upgrades to security, bathrooms, playgrounds and other building needs throughout the district.

The second part of the initiative asks voters to allow the district to spend $1.9 million from the Capital Reserve Fund to replace the athletic field at Freeport High School. A new state-of-the-art synthetic turf field with markings for multiple sports as well as lighting would be constructed. There would be no additional cost to taxpayers to complete this project.

 

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