The West Islip Board of Education revealed details regarding a proposal for the district to lease space to Atlantic Auto Mall, in exchange for yearly rent and improvements to various sports fields across the community.
As of right now, the lease would last for 10 years and net the district $12,000 in revenue annually. Local youth sports teams as well as district teams would receive better quality fields, and would significantly increase their playing time on high-quality turf fields.
See the complete details of the proposal and view the presentation here.
In these tough economic times, school districts are faced with mounting costs and diminishing state funding, forcing them to become more creative in seeking sources of revenue.
Though President Steve Gellar said that negotiations are continuing and no formal commitment has been made, we want to know your thoughts on the plan.
Do you think the deal is a smart move for the district? Tell us in the comments.