Bristol School Board tables referendum

The Bristol School Board on Wednesday tabled two actions that would have resulted in $20 million general obligation bond referendum

Board Vice President Andrew Boncher made the motion to table a resolution authorizing general obligation bonds in the amount of $20 million and a resolution providing for a referendum on the issuance of the bonds.

In making the motion, Boncher said uncertainty faced by the district was the reason for tabling a decision on the referendum. The extra time will allow the district to continue to monitor growth.

“There is a lot of uncertainty right now,” Boncher said. “I want to make sure we have continuity.”

Add board member Steve Guion: “I think it’s the right thing to do with the number of board members coming up for election.”

Four of the five board seats will be on the April 2 ballot.

All four board members voted in favor of the tabling the resolutions in a roll call vote.

Community member Richard Bosanko praised the move during citizens input.

“I think it’s a good move, tabling it,” Bosanko said.

The board has been studing facility needs with a consultant.

Areas identified to be addressed by the building project that would have been funded by the referendum include:

  • Improve school safety and security.
  • Expand the kitchen and cafeteria.
  • Construct new classroom and gym additions.
  • Address Americans with Disabilities Act.

Here is more information on the referendum proposals and the school’s future planning efforts.

Comments are closed.

  • Follow us on

  • Archives