Although Malverne school district residents authorized $312,000 to be used for roof repairs at when they passed last month, the work is now being performed at no cost to taxpayers.
Proposition #2, which voters approved (785 votes in favor, 363 against) on May 15 had been added to the ballot just weeks before the election when the district realized that the roof over the high school gymnasium had suffered rapid deterioration during the past six months, resulting in leaks.
The proposition gave the district the green light to use up to $312K from its Capital Reserves Fund for the project, however, at the May Board of Education meeting, Vice President Karen Aker -- who after 16 years on the board is retiring when her term is over at end of the month -- questioned whether the roof was still under warranty.
"We have confirmed the roof is under warranty and the contractor has begun making repairs," Spiro Colaitis, assistant superintendent for District Operations, told Patch on Wednesday.
The money that would have been spent on the repairs will now remain in the district's Capital Reserve Fund "to be available for something else," he added.