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Maine-Endwell School District Shares Details On Proposed Capital Project

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ENDWELL, N.Y. -

The Maine-Endwell School District hosted a community information night on Thursday to tell residents about its proposed capital project. 

The project's total cost is $15.48 million and will cover upgrades, security, and efficiency in all four district schools and the transportation facility. 

The project will not have a tax impact on residents. The district's existing capital reserve fund, state aid, and retiring debt will fund the project. 

"One significant improvement is to our Homer Brink Elementary School, which is our largest elementary school in the district - around 755 students," said Jason Van Fossen, Maine-Endwell Superintendent of Schools. "Four room additions, major renovation to our gym which is under-sized, some other major renovations within the building including a brand new health office and also air conditioning throughout, which we recognize this is a building that has some significant heating issues, heat issues that we're trying to address."

According to Van Fossen, about $8 million of the $15.48 million will go towards Homer Brink. 

"The project also includes other work at the high school, middle school, and Maine Memorial Elementary School, along with some paving at our transportation departments," added Van Fossen. 

A referendum vote will take place Tuesday, September 10th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Maine Memorial Elementary and the District Office Staff Development Room for Town of Union residents.