Votes to Rebuild MacArthur Four Days Away
4/11/2013 (Updated 6:58:35 PM)There are just four days until Binghamton voters decide if an almost 78 million dollar project to replace the flood-damaged MacArthur Elementary School will move forward.
A 60% super majority is needed to pass the proposal on Monday, April 15th.
The project is 96 percent state and federal funded, and the local share will cost $2.9 million.
In order to prevent further flood damage, the new school would be built 11 to 13 feet above where the old building sits, and further away from the river.
"Our board members and I are thoroughly convinced that this project is the best solution that we can offer our students and the community. We believe that this project more than fulfills our educational promises and our responsibilities," said Superintendent, Marion Martinez.
MacArthur students currently go to the St. Francis and St. Thomas schools.
If approved the project is scheduled to start January 1st, and will take 20 months to complete.
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