Voters on Tuesday gave the green light to capital projects proposed by the Whitehall and Greenwich school districts.
Whitehall voters approved two propositions totaling $18.5 million to replace roofs and boilers and make upgrades to athletic facilities.
Proposition No. 1 passed by a vote of 110-12. That scope of work includes replacing 50-year-old boilers; upgrading the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system; renovating the high school science rooms; relocating the elementary main office and creating a secure entrance vestibule; and installing a new track and bleachers.
Voters also backed Proposition No. 2 by a tally of 97 “yes” to 25 “no.” This part of the project includes improving the elementary school bus loop; replacing the elementary and high school’s interior doors; relocating the weight room; and creating an adaptive physical education and fitness room.
Superintendent of Schools Patrick Dee thanked the members of the community who came out to vote.
“The Whitehall community understood that the scope of this project was necessary to update and replace our aging infrastructure and ensure that we can continue to maintain safe, secure facilities that have enhanced energy efficiency,” he said in an email.
Greenwich Central School residents voted 264-127 to approve an $8.1 million project to renovate agricultural and technical education classrooms, add a new health and wellness center and make facilities handicapped-accessible.
The project also includes fixing roofs, adding screens to some windows, replacing doors and reconstructing the junior-senior high school’s main entrance.
“The plan covers maintenance items, addresses our commitment to the development of the whole child, makes handicapped accessibility on campus a priority, and includes several health, safety and security items for our campus,” said Superintendent Mark Fish in an email.
Residents in the Putnam, Schroon Lake and Ticonderoga school districts were among the 17 school districts served by Champlain Valley Educational Services that approved a $30 million project to upgrade facilities at its Mineville and Plattsburgh campuses.