OXFORD – The Oxford Academy School District will be asking residents to authorize a $4,650,000 Phase I capital project in a special vote on Sept. 24. The school board adopted a resolution last week calling for the vote on the proposed project, which will tackle a number of health, safety and code issues throughout the district.
According to Superintendent Randall Squier, the district will take advantage of a portion of the EXCEL grant money designated by the New York State Education Department to cover the local share of the project’s cost. There will be “no impact on the current tax levy,” Squier stated, at the July 13 meeting of the board.
The remainder of the district’s EXCEL money, or approximately $698,000, will be “available for any future products” if the board decides to pursue a second phase project at a later date, the superintendent explained.