Editor, The Spotlight;
The South Colonie School District wants voters to approve a Capital Project next month costing $13.8 million. They say it will not have much effect on our property taxes because they are also “retiring” debt. Some of the funds will go to upgrading and installing computer equipment and wifi networks.
On Election Day, voters across the state will decide a referendum called “The Smart Schools Initiative.” It calls for spending $2 billion dollars on computer equipment and wifi networks in public schools, and South Colonie would get over $2 million of that money. Shouldn’t we wait until we see what happens with the “Smart Schools Initiative” before we take on another $13.8 million in long-term debt?