OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining School District is looking to create a capital reserve fund and renovate the Roosevelt School cafeteria.
The two propositions will be on the ballot when voters go to the polls on May 16 to vote on the budget and Board of Education. The district said the two propositions would have no impact on the budget or tax levy.
The capital reserve fund will allow the district to address enrollment and maintenance needs that cannot be included in the annual budget, compensate for a possible future decrease in the transfer to the capital line and responsibly allocate remaining budgetary funds for future needs, the district said.
A capital reserve fund can only be established with voter approval, and the money can only be used for the purpose for which the fund was created, the district said.
The second proposition would use $1,080,278 from the school lunch fund to renovate and expand the Roosevelt cafeteria and kitchen.
The proposition would allow Ossining to avoid absorbing these costs in the general budget, increase the amount of seating in the cafeteria to accommodate the larger student population, enlarge the size of the kitchen to offer more food choices, and expand the capacity of the service line so more students can go through without being rushed to eat and participate in recess, the district said.
School lunch funds can only be used to improve the school lunch program. The money in the school lunch fund has been generated over several years from lunch and breakfast sales, the district said.
Voting takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Ossining High School gym.