Superintendent Susan Swartz advised the board to choose between two different options to go before the public. The board chose the second option, which would include renovating art classrooms, expanding the current library, bringing in more science labs, replacing the roofs of three elementary schools, replacing the outdated communications system, and upgrading technology and consumer science rooms, as well as installing solar panels at Sacandaga. The largest portion of the project budget would cover the all-sport synthetic turf field and track.
"At this point, we need to let our community decide. You have had all the numbers, options and information we can give you. If we don't agree now, we are looking at a January vote," said Swartz.
Much of the project is eligible for EXCEL aid, availability of which, Swartz has repeatedly told board members, has a limited lifespan.
"Although we have no indication as to when the EXCEL will go away, it is an incentive that you have to use before you lose it from the state," said Swartz.""