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Germantown school officials holding December election on spending

Nov 03, 2023 1:03 am

Jammel Cutler reports for Columbia-Greene Media that the Germantown Central School District is asking voters for more money for a project. But they are not doing it during the current election cycle when many people are voting on local issues. Germantown school officials are holding the election on the $13.9 million capital project from noon to 9 p.m. on Dec. 19. Business Manager Ryan Smith said, “We’re estimating on the low end that 85% of the project is through state aid, which is $6.6 million, and the taxpayers are only funding $5.2 million." Of course, taxpayers also pay for state aid. The school wants to fix a flooding basement, install a sewer line, fix the playground, repave a parking lot, replace some entrance steps, renovate locker rooms, and install sidewalks. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.