Vote On Elwood School District's $38.14M Bond Is Tuesday

The proposed bond includes funding to rebuild the roofs on all four of the district’s schools, including James H. Boyd Intermediate School.

The proposed bond includes funding to rebuild the roofs on all four of the district’s schools, including James H. Boyd Intermediate School.

By Connor Beach
cbeach@longislandergroup.com

The public vote on the Elwood School District’s $38.14 million bond proposal is Tuesday, Nov. 28.

There will be two propositions on the ballot, separating safety, educational and infrastructure upgrades from other recreational upgrades.

Proposition 1, which totals $34.5 million, includes district-wide safety, educational and infrastructure upgrades, while Proposition 2 calls for allocation of $3.56 toward a new synthetic football field and other upgrades to John H. Glenn High School's athletic facilities.

Proposition 2 can only be approved if Proposition 1 is also approved.

District officials have estimated the cost of Proposition 1 to the average taxpayer is around a $221 per year increase, or $18.42 per month. If both propositions are approved then the cost increases to around $333 per year, or $27.75 per month.

The district is hosting a tax calculator on its website (click here) for residents to determine the estimated impact the bond would have on their tax bill.

Polls on Tuesday will be open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. at district offices, located at 100 Kenneth Ave. in Greenlawn.