Voters in the Homer Central School District approved a $21 million dollar capital improvement project yesterday. The project includes updates at all facilities district-wide.
375 voters cast ballots in favor of the capital project with 176 against.
Schools Superintendent Nancy Ruscio who has spent several weeks rallying support for the capital project was pleased with the results. Ruscio has said that the project is intended to maintain the districts’ capital assets but also improve safety and security at district facilities.
Most of the work will be at Homer High school where a new 2 thousand square foot addition will constructed near the building’s main entrance. The High school gym will also be expanded to minimize collisions and injuries during sporting events.
85% of the $21 million dollar expense will be covered by the state; the district is using $5 million in reserves to offset the local share. Homer School taxpayers will pick up the rest.
Ruscio expects construction will begin in the spring.