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Whitman, Moravia, Port Byron, and Weedsport districts get approval on capital projects: One measure fell short though

Tuesday was a busy day for local school districts, as capital votes took place throughout the region.

Here’s a wrap-up of what was on the ballot, and their outcomes:

Voters in the Marcus Whitman school district approved one-of-two proposed capital projects. Proposition #1 passed 377-253 while Proposition #2 was defeated 416-216.

Superintendent Chris Brown said he appreciated voters turning out, and said the proposition that failed to gain voter approval called for improvements to be made to the district’s athletic facilities – including a turf field.

New roofs, energy efficiency upgrades, and improvements to parking lots were among the items included in the approved proposition.


Meanwhile, in Cayuga County the Moravia Central School District saw a $25 million capital project get approval from voters by a 271-115 count. Improvements to the district’s ag, tech, and art wing, renovation of the high school auditorium, and facility upgrades at an elementary school were among the improved work.

Port Byron voters approved a $15.9 million proposal by a 200-57 margin. This includes renovating the auditorium, replacing a roof, playground, and improving HVAC system.

And Weedsport’s proposal, which was the least expensive by far at $1.81 million, passed 182-24. This includes fixing aging bleachers at the high school, fixing an elevator, and refinishing the gym floor.



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