Voters in the Scotia-Glenville school district today defeated a $26.76 million building project proposal.
The vote was 1,509 against and 811 in favor of the project to renovate classroom space at the middle and high school and install an artificial turf athletic field. Board President Margaret Smith said she was disappointed with the outcome.
“The community has spoken. We have to respect I guess what they’ve said. Obviously, I’m very concerned about how we’re going to meet these needs that we have in our district," she said. "We’ll have to take some time as board to regroup and see what our options are.”
Smith said she believed the timing of the vote given the sour economy did not help.
The board will have to look at whether it wants to put together a smaller proposition so it can at least use its $935,000 Expanding our Children’s Education and Learning (EXCEL) grant from the state.