Pine Island to vote on school plan

From staff reports

PINE ISLAND -- Voters in the Pine Island school district will decide Tuesday whether the district should spend $43 million on school construction and improvements.

The district's existing building, which houses all grades, is stretched to its limit, according to district officials.

If the community says yes, about $33.7 million would pay for a new 165,000-square-foot high school, and about $9.6 million would be used to renovate the existing building for grades K-8.

During the past 15 years, Pine Island voters rejected two plans for a new school, including one for about $45 million in November 2002.

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