KINDERHOOK–By a 52-vote margin voters in the Ichabod Crane Central School District have approved a $27,115,200 capital improvement project.
The vote was held Wednesday, December 12. The results were 983 Yes to 931 No.
“I would like to thank everyone who came out and supported this important project,” Superintendent of Schools Michael Vanyo said in a release. “It will directly benefit the children of our district by improving key areas of our schools and enhancing our educational programs. I’m excited to now be able to move forward with our architects in planning for the construction, which we expect to complete over the next three years.”
District officials say the state is expected to reimburse the district for more than 70% of the cost of the project and the district is applying $1 million from a capital reserve fund toward the cost. There will be work done on all three school buildings and on the bus garage and maintenance building. The district also will build an road between the middle and elementary schools at the campus.
Plans for the capital improvements must now go to the state Education Department for review and approval.