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Schenectady Capital Project passes

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Schenectady City School District Capital Project passed in a vote Tuesday.

The district was seeking approval of a $70 million plan to adjust its school project. The project includes various upgrades and renovations to buildings in the district to make three middle schools for students in 2016.

Superintendent Larry Spring said it's a long-term plan that will help the district maintain building conditions, create more opportunities and establish stability.

"This project will help us take the sixth grades out of the elementary schools, so this would alleviate the overcrowding at the elementary level," he said.

The project will be funded through state building aid, state money reserved to improve and renovate education spaces, which will cover 95 percent of the project.

Spring said the Capital Project has nothing to do with the budget gap. The funds can only be used to improve and construct educational spaces.

The project passed 826 to 196.

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