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LEW-PORT CONSIDERING BOND FOR BUILDING RENOVATIONS

A Lewiston-Porter Central School District committee is looking at the possibility of a $6 million to $7 million bond issue for renovating district buildings, according to Don W. Rappald, the district's director of finances and facilities.

A subcommittee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the district offices to continue discussion of a possible referendum next year. "Right now, we are looking at something between $6 million and $7 million that would be voted on next spring," Rappald said.

He said the subcommittee was one of several advisory units formed earlier by Superintendent Walter S. Polka.

Rappald said the bond could include the costs of "reopening two wings in the elementary building" to meet an expansion in elementary enrollment.

The district, which has an enrollment of 2,700 in kindergarten through grade 12, has 1,144 elementary-school pupils, a figure that is expected to increase to 1,170 next year primarily because of families moving into the district, Rappald said. He said "the total is expected to continue climbing because of new home construction."

Projects under study, Rappald said, include:

* Renovating heating, plumbing, and electrical facilities in district buildings.

* Roof repairs on some buildings, including North Elementary School and the high school.

* Renovating recreational facilities.

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