ROTTERDAM, N.Y. -- The Mohonasen Board of Education unanimously passed a nearly $50 million plan to expand and modernize their schools.
Voters will decide on the $48.2 million resolution to revamp their schools on November 12th. The resolution includes expanding and renovating many aspects of each of the district's schools, including a new auditorium, a bigger cafeteria and a new transportation facility. The plan also calls for the construction of an Advanced Technology Regional Education Center. This center would partner with Schenectady County Community College, give students access to high tech laboratories and make them eligible for college credits.
The district's superintendent says while the project is broad in scope, it's a great opportunity for students and the community.
"Is it important? We think so. Because it allows our students to have access to real world opportunities, to college credit, to apply the knowledge that they have. We also feel that it's important to our community to be ahead of the curve. It's kind of a bold move for us to make in a time when economics aren't the best, but we feel it's important to keep our district and our community viable," Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Spring said.
If the measure passes, it would mean a one percent increase on taxes for five years, starting in 2018.
For more information on this plan, visit www.mohonasen.org.