The Mahwah School District Board of Education is expected to vote this week on a 26,000 square foot complex proposed for the high school’s campus.
At meetings since July, the board has been discussing the details of the complex, which would be built near the football field. It would contain bathrooms and a snack stand, indoor practice space, and team meeting rooms.
At past meetings, school board members said the complex would help with scheduling conflicts for both school and community sports teams practices, house practices for the color guard, marching band, and other teams, provide an additional space for physical education classes during school, and be available for other school and community uses.
The project, estimated to cost $3.8 million, would be financed by the district’s Capital Reserve Account.
Several residents expressed concerns about the proposal at the board’s last two meetings. Residents questioned whether or not it is needed, and if it is the best possible use of the money.
At its last meeting, the board said it anticipated voting on the proposal at its meeting this Wednesday, October 9. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
If it is approved, officials estimate the project would take more than two years to build.
Check Patch this week for the results of the vote.