The Alden School Board Tuesday authorized that a special referendum be held Dec. 10 on a $475,000 bond issue for the purchase of school buses.
Business Manager John Cecchini said the bond is the second of three in a program developed to allow the replacement of old and, in some cases, unsafe equipment without placing a financial burden on the community.
Superintendent Thomas Boedicker explained that approval of the bond issue will neither increase nor decrease district taxes. A similar bond was approved in March 1995. He said the average homeowner's share of the costs, which is spread out over 10 years, would be about $11 a year.
The board also established a fund for renovation of the district track. Boedicker said the district hopes to use the fund to pay for the local share of building an all-weather track.
Boedicker presented each of the board members a framed certificate in early celebration of School Board Recognition Week Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.
He praised board members' work and their efforts reminding the 12 students present that the board serves the school and community without compensation.