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Greenville schools looking to take renovation project to voters in December

Aug 30, 2022 1:03 pm

Melanie Lekocevic reports for Capital Region Independent Media that Greenville school officials are working to put a $13.6 million renovation project before voters in December. The proposal includes the addition of an art suite, art classroom renovation, roof restoration, improved ventilation, asbestos abatement and exterior masonry renovations for the Greenville middle/high school. The Scott M. Ellis Elementary School would get renovations to classrooms in the front wing of the building, new heating system boilers, roof restoration, ventilation upgrades, plumbing upgrades, and restoration of exterior masonry. “One of the bigger things we are looking to do is put an addition on the building to create a dedicated middle school and a dedicated high school art room,” said Matthew Schools, of SEI Design Group. “Right now, they are in one space that really could be the space that one single art room should take up, so essentially they are two small art rooms. We want to add a little to the building and re-equalize the art rooms so they are essentially equal but larger collectively.” The project would cost $13,655,000, with $11,278,233 going to renovations to the elementary school and $2,386,767 for the middle/high school. Officials say 95 percent of the project will be eligible for state aid and that school taxes will not rise. While there will be a large election turnout for the mid-term Congressional election in November, a Greenville-only school election in December should have a low voter turnout. Read the full story at TheUpstater.com.