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Broadalbin voters to decide on $2M school proposal today

Broadalbin voters to decide on $2M school proposal today

Residents in the Broadalbin-Perth school district are heading to the polls today to authorize or rej

Residents in the Broadalbin-Perth school district are heading to the polls today to authorize or reject more than $2 million worth of school repair work.

If approved, a total of $2.16 million in repairs would be accomplished without impacting school taxes, according to a notice from the district.

State aid would cover 81.3 percent of the cost and the remainder would be funded with the district’s share of the state’s EXCEL program and funding from debt service reserves.

The biggest capital project being considered is replacing the roof on the 1934 high school wing at a cost of $1.65 million.

The next biggest is $450,000 earmarked for technology infrastructure to replace outdated switches, cabling and routers and adding Internet access points.

The district is also looking to buy 40 acres of land for $65,000 to make room for expanding the parking lot in Perth, which houses the district’s middle and intermediate schools.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the high school and middle school gymnasiums.

More information can be found on the district’s website at www.bpcsd.org.

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