How much spending should happen during a pandemic when future district funding is a relative unknown?
That’s the question voters in the Waterloo Central School District will wrestle with on Tuesday as they set out to vote on a $23 million capital project to upgrade school facilities.
Voting begins at 12 p.m. and runs through 8 p.m.
There are two major components to the plan. First, upgrades and reconfiguration of the bus loop at the high school, a new roof on the high school, drainage and infrastructure improvements on some of the school grounds, and updates to specialty classrooms in the middle- and high school.
The cost of that part of the project is estimated at $19 million.
The second component includes new lights and upgrades to athletic fields.
Altogether 82% would be paid for by state aid – assuming it holds true in future years – and supplemented by the capital reserve fund.
Officials contend despite the uncertainty there would be no impact on taxpayers.
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