By Keely Sullivan SYRACUSE (N.C.C News) – Voters in the Liverpool Central School District voted to authorize a capital project that will allocate $39.5 million towards building renovations in the school district.
This is the third phase of the district’s Long-Range Facility Plan, which is looking to fund $180 million in building renovations.
Most of the renovations will affect Liverpool High School. Plans are underway to upgrade the choral room, auditorium, gymnasium, auditorium, cafeteria courtyard, and other facilities. In addition, the school will upgrade lighting, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems within the school district.
81.6 percent of funds were provided from a bond from the New York State Education Department. The remaining $2, 650, 278 will come from within the school district. Taxpayers in the district have a tax increase of $13.80 per year on a $100,000 home for 15 years, starting in the fall of 2019.
Voters say increasing taxes is a small price to pay for an important service to the community.
“I think we need to continue as a district to update our buildings,” said Andy Henty, former Vice President of the Liverpool Central School District School Board. “So we can help our community and our children, and so that’s why I voted yes for the vote.”
In addition to Liverpool High School, renovations are in the works for the Transportation Center and the former Wetzel Road Elementary School Building.