CORFU — Having already approved a $1.69 million bus garage project, Pembroke Central School District voters will next consider whether to pass proposed $4.2 million in renovations at the Primary School, Intermediate School and Junior-Senior High School.

Voters will cast their ballots on this project during the school budget and propositions vote from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Junior-Senior High School Library Media Center. There will be no additional tax impact on district residents and businesses from the proposal being voted on next week. The public hearing for this proposal took place last Thursday.

This proposal follows the bus garage project approval in February. There were some Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance items and Building Condition Survey (BCS) to address, district officials said in its newsletter.

“At that time, we explained that we would add a separate proposition in May for the other items (ADA and BCS),” they said.

The improvements proposed in the $4.2 million project are as follows:

Jr./Sr. High School

nInstall auditorium ADA stage lift.

nADA upgrades to restrooms throughout building.

nInstall discus cage fencing to address safety issue.

nResurface the track, which is at the end of its useful life.

Intermediate School

nInstall auditorium ADA stage lift.

nADA upgrades to first- and second-floor main restrooms.

nRetrofit existing auditorium house lights.

nFlooring replacement in corridors, cafeteria and select rooms.

Primary School

nInstall auditorium ADA stage lift.

nAsphalt reconstruction of parking lot and drive around building.

Superintendent Matthew Calderon said Wednesday, “Pending voter approval, this project will be fully funded using state aid and funds from our voter-approved capital reserve fund, with no tax levy increase.”

“Only four residents attended the public meeting for the bus garage project proposal and that passed with 80 percent,” he said. “No residents attended the public meeting for this new project proposal and I suspect that is because it is a very straightforward project that will address important basic needs.”

The May 6 meeting was recorded and may be viewed online at

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