By nearly 80%, district voters approved the sale of the former Parker elementary school to the city of Cortland, which still requires further authorizations to become a reality.
The next step is another OK vote by members of Cortland Common Council, which could happen in the next few meetings.
If approved, the ultimate plan is to move in CAPCO and the YWCA to run the facility as an early childhood education center. City ownership would qualify the project for critical grant funding available only to municipal applicants.
All other costs including maintenance and operations would be covered by the two agencies.
Stay tuned for more information likely in the near future.
Regarding school board elections, Janet Griffin retained her seat with the most votes of any candidate and Laurie McGovern won the second spot in a close vote.
All other propositions on the ballot were passed through by an overwhelming majority, including the budget itself.
Stay tuned with WXHC for more details on school budget votes in the county.