Voters in the Waterloo Central School District approved two capital project proposals on Tuesday.
Proposition 1, estimated at $19 million, passed 187-55. The project calls for reconfiguring the bus loop and student drop-off areas at Waterloo Middle School and Waterloo High School, drainage infrastructure improvements, an underground drainage storage facility, resizing the retention ponds, erosion control on District and neighboring properties, replacing the high school roof, repairing and restoring the exterior of the high school, accessibility improvements at the middle school and high
school and upgrades to art, technology and science classrooms at the middle school and high school.
Approximately, $15.5 million (81.6%) of the project will be paid for with building aid from New York state. The remaining $3.5 million will come out of the District’s capital reserve fund. Proposition 2, estimated at $4 million, passed 179-63. The proposal includes new lighting at Tom Coughlin Stadium, as well as the District’s baseball and softball fields, Meadway Tennis Courts and the Waterloo Little League facility. Improvements are also planned to convert West Field to a multi-purpose facility.
State aid will cover $3.25 million (81.2%) of Proposition 2, with the remaining $750,000 coming from the District’s capital reserve fund.
“I would like to thank our community for their support of these projects,” Waterloo Superintendent of Schools Terri Bavis said. “These projects will allow the District to keep its facilities safe and up to date while providing our students and families with a first-rate education that includes great opportunities in academics, the arts and athletics.”
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