Capital improvement project for Frankfort-Schuyler school goes to voters

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Voters in the Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District are headed to the polls Tuesday to decide on a capital improvement project.

The results will decide whether to move forward with a $7.5 million project. The capital improvement project is aiming to boost safety and security and to enhance the building to make a better learning environment for students.

The district superintendent says a home assessed at $100,000 will pay $5 a year. State aid will cover about 80 percent of the costs. The money will go toward creating a more secure entrance way and moving the main office, so there is more observation at the front of the building.

The plan also includes a parking lot expansion, a designated bus pickup and drop-off area, roof replacement, three additional classrooms and improving the auditorium.

"It's up to the people in terms of how they feel about maintaining the facilities we have, and also what's included in the proposal," said Superintendent Bob Reina. "They seem to be pretty straight forward items in the budget to enhance facilities, but it's a difficult time for people. We understand that. We just hope people come out and exercise their right to vote."

Voting will take place at the old gym until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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