$18.9 million bond referendum passes
Dec. 20, 2011
Voters in the Watervliet City School
District Tuesday approved the proposed bond referendum 234-30.
The passage of the referendum will allow $18.9 million worth of renovations to move forward at the elementary and junior-senior high schools. The project will have no impact on the local property taxes.
“The combination of state building aid and Quality Construction Bonds would allow us to once again undertake a tax neutral facilities improvement plan,” current Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Padalino said. “I thank all the voters who came out during this busy time of year to support our schools, students, teachers and staff.”
“We are pleased with the results of the vote and thank the community once again for their support,” Board of Education President Mark Scully said.
“I look forward to seeing this project through to completion. It will greatly benefit students, staff and the community for years to come,” newly appointed school superintendent Dr. Lori Caplan said.
Architects will begin preparing plans for the project and will then submit them to the state Education Department for approval.
Read more about the scope of the project.