Taxpayers in the North Shore School District did their homework before the vote on the proposed infrastructure bond .
Voters approved measures to ensure the immediate and long-term integrity of the school district buildings, which will be paid for over 15 years. There will be no tax increase resulting from this construction on school bills, because the cost will be offset by expiring debt.
Opponents tried to claim that the measure included too many items, including some cosmetic and unnecessary repairs. However, this bond issue is prudent and necessary to maintain the stability of the seven buildings slated for repair. Outside experts were called in to inspect and verify all district findings. And the school board, by unanimous decision, presented the community with a pared down proposal.
Tom Murphy, Sea Cliff
Editor's note: The writer is a former school board member.