Democrat Photo by Dan Hust
SOON TO BE ENLARGED: The Tri-Valley High School, pictured here, in Grahamsville will see one of two new additions totaling $12.8 million, thanks to a favorable vote on Wednesday.
Voters Approve Tri-Valley
By Dan Hust
GRAHAMSVILLE June 16, 2000 -- Tri-Valley Central School District voters approved a $12.8 million building project by a 70-vote margin Wednesday.
The vote was 434-374 in favor of the project, which would create two additions to the existing school buildings and add soccer fields and other improvements.
Although Superintendent George Vanderzell was unavailable for comment, word was that school officials were thrilled with the results. They had advocated hard for the proposal, citing increasing student population, special education and graduation needs.
It is estimated the additions will be in place within two years and will feature 15 new classrooms, a multi-purpose auditorium for community use, a gym, and a security camera system. One of the additions will be built behind the high school, while the other will connect the middle and elementary schools.
Other items approved in the vote included two new soccer fields, an expansion of the existing cafeteria, renovations to the boys locker room and an elevator in the elementary school.
The tax impact varies from town to town, but officials said, as an example, a Town of Fallsburg taxpayer who owns a $100,000 (assessed) home will pay close to $70 a year to finance the project.
For more information, contact the school at 985-2296.