New York district approves $70 million in upgrades

Thursday, March 27, 2014

By a tally of 826-296, voters in Schenectady approved $70 million in capital improvements in the school district to deal with anticipated growth and to renovate aging buildings.

"We're elated with the results and the fact that it was a supermajority means we can proceed with phase one," school board President Cathy Lewis said Tuesday night, noting the nearly 74 percent approval vote. "We feel that the people of Schenectady believe in their schools, and the fact that there was no tax impact was helpful."

Superintendent of Schools Larry Spring described the supermajority victory as "outstanding."

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