Brewer residents OK $5.4M bond question to improve high school campus

Brewer High School front facade and site concept
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Brewer High School front facade and site concept
Posted Sept. 18, 2012, at 8:49 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — Residents who went to the polls Tuesday resoundingly supported a $5.4 million school bond referendum to improve the Brewer High School campus, according to unofficial election results supplied by City Clerk Howard Kroll.

A total of 602 residents voted for the measure and 58 voted against it, he said, describing the local referendum decision as “a landslide.”

The interest-free bond will be used to improve the front of Brewer High School, creating one main entrance and improving security; add a 100-seat lecture hall; move administrative offices; improve the capacity and look of the cafeteria; renovate bathrooms near the gym; and add a bus lane that connects with Acme Road.

Brewer School Department was awarded a $5.4 million Quality School Construction bond for the high school through the Maine Department of Education, but needed resident’s approval to accept the funds.

The renovation work at the high school is scheduled to begin in June 2013 and be completed in the spring of 2014.

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