Webster Residents Approve $7.9M Capital Project
No tax impact helps new turf fields and auditorium upgrades get the green light.
Webster Central School District voters approved a new $7.9 million capital project to upgrade the District's fine arts and athletics facilities. The project will be funded mainly through state aid. An existing capital reserve fund will cover the remainder, about $1.9 million. The project will have no tax impact on local residents and will bring improvements to the District's aging auditoriums and athletic fields.
The Thomas and Schroeder high school auditoriums will get new rigging, lighting and sound systems to replace the current systems that are more than 40 years old. New staging, flooring, and seating renovations are also planned for both auditoriums. In addition, Spry Middle School auditorium will get new lighting.
Two new turf fields will update the District's athletics facilities. A brand new stadium with artificial turf will be built between Thomas High School and Willink Middle School, and the grass field at Schroeder High School will be converted to artificial turf.