Schenectady County

Residents approve capital project for Duanesburg Elementary bus loop

Parents pick up their children as a line of cars forms in the pick up circle at Duanesburg Elementary School on Sept. 10.
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Parents pick up their children as a line of cars forms in the pick up circle at Duanesburg Elementary School on Sept. 10.

Duanesburg Central School District will begin work on a new bus loop at the elementary school in June or July of 2022 after town residents approved a referendum for the capital project Thursday evening.

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Residents voted 236 to 45 to use $1.4 million in unused funds the district has to build a new bus loop near the elementary school athletic fields. The new loop is expected to ease congestion and improve safety at the school, according to a release from the district. Currently, parents, pedestrians and buses all exit at the school’s main parking lot near the front entrance.

The school created extra space and redirected parent pickup and drop off to help alleviate the traffic in the meantime.

“We are very pleased with the results and with the voter turnout. I thank the residents for their approval of this important project,” said Superintendent James Niedermeier. “This new bus loop will increase safety and efficiency at pick-up and drop-off times, and we will also have additional parking for events, as well as a more visually appealing entrance for visitors and district families.”

The referendum also included replacing some windows at the school, according to the district.

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