WATERFORD, N.Y. - On Wednesday, voters in the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District approved a $9.7 million referendum to fund renovations for parts of the 51-year-old school.
"Much of the proposed work is based in safety and cost-saving measures, and will also enable the school to become compliant with various building codes, including handicap accessibility," the school's website states.
A voter turnout resulted in a positive vote of 92-61. Work is expected to begin in 2014.
The voting on the proposed building renovation project took place in the Junior/Senior High School Auditorium Lobby from noon through 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12th.
The estimated project cost is $9,679,902 dollars with an estimated state aid of 73.4% or $7,105,048 dollars.
Key components of the renovations, as outlined by the school district, include:
More detailed information on the outlined renovations can be found on the school's website at http://www.whufsd.org/files/news/cap%20project%20brochure%20website.pdf.