OXFORD – Residents of the Oxford Academy and Central School district will take to the polls on Sept. 24 in a voter referendum which will decide the fate of the first phase of a capital project two and a half years in the works.
In order to ensure that voters are well informed about the project, the district will be hosting two public information forums, the first of which will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Oxford High School. The second has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Middle School auditorium.
Each forum will allow district residents the opportunity to learn the details of the proposed $4.65 million capital improvement project, which will address critical health and safety issues identified during a building condition survey conducted in 2005 as well as in a more recent assessment conducted by the Bernier Carr Group, the architectural consulting firm retained by the district.
On Sept. 1, members of the district’s Facility Advisory Committee viewed a preliminary version of the power-point presentation which voters will see during the public hearings. The informative presentation highlighted the areas which will be addressed in each school building.