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Sweet Home School District $39.9 million Capital Project set for vote Tuesday

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Posted at 11:21 PM, Oct 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 00:37:21-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Sweet Home Central School District is planning a Capital Improvement project that would affect all district buildings.

The Board of Education approved the nearly $40 million project, and a public vote is scheduled for Tuesday.

The project would include a complete renovation of the District Service Center, improvements to the sound systems, renovating the middle school cafeteria, replacing the high school locker rooms, and new roofs at the elementary schools.

A total of eight buildings would see some form of renovation.

Under the proposed project, the schools would have main entrance safety glazing film. It's a type of reinforcement to glass windows to prevent bullets or other objects from penetrating the glass.

According to the disctrict, with the phasing of the construction of the project and the use of District debt service reserve, it's anticipated that the project will have an impact of $12-$14 annually on an average home assessed at $150,000 over a 6 year period from 2021-2027.

If the $39.9 million project is approved, construction will begin in spring of 2021, the project is expected to be fully completed by the start of school in 2023.