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Greenville school district voters go to the polls Dec. 6

Nov 27, 2022 12:30 pm

Andrea Macko is reporting for Porcupine Soup voters in the Greenville Central School District go to the polls on December 6 to decide the fate of a $14.48 million capital project. The improvements are focused largely on Scott M. Ellis Elementary School and will have no additional tax impact on district residents. District Superintendent Michael Bennett said the process began in mid-2021 with a building conditions survey as well as feedback from various parties. “Past projects put a focus on the middle and high schools, as well as the athletic fields. For this project, we’re shifting focus to the elementary school,” Bennett said. The total cost of the project is $14.48 million. District officials say the project will not increase taxes because retiring debt payments from a previous project will be used to fund the work. New York State Building Aid will cover approximately 72 precent of the project with the remaining amount covered locally. That local share, totaling $2.6 million, will come from the Capital Reserve account. The second of two public information sessions on the project will be held Tue., Nov. 29. Polls will be open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tue., Dec. 6 If approved, work is expected to begin in May of 2024. Read more at porcupinesoup [dot] com.