Mattituck school board to set public vote on track proposal

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08/15/2013 4:00 PM |
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Mattituck High School track team members (from left) Anna Goerler, Tracy Grim and Caitlin Penny could only use their deteriorated home track for practice.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | The Mattituck-Cutchogue school board is expected to discuss a bond proposal tonight for reconstructing the school’s aging cinder track.

The Mattituck-Cutchogue school board is expected to vote on a resolution tonight setting a special election for a track bond proposal.

District residents will be asked on Oct. 29 to approve the proposed $1 million capital improvement project for reconstructing the junior-senior high school’s aging cinder track, according to tonight’s school board meeting agenda.

School officials have said the outdated track has made it difficult to encourage other track teams to compete in Mattituck, and the Mattituck track teams participate primarily in away meets.

The community has debated on what to do with the track for several years and many school board members have said they believe it’s time to let the public weigh in on the proposal.

Tonight’s regular school board meeting is at 7:30 p.m.

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Mattituck School Board Meeting Agenda, Aug. 15, 2013