DANSVILLE SCHOOL VOTE OCT. 16
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Dansville Central School residents will be asked to vote on two propositions in a special school election being held Oct. 16, from noon to 8 p.m. in the high school foyer.
Proposition 1 is a vote on the “construction, reconstruction and equipping of existing school
buildings and facilities, site and incidental improvements, all at an estimated maximum
aggregate cost of $9,610,000. Proposition Two is a proposal to buy a 4-acre parcel of land across from the present day school, located at 337 Main St., and presently occupied by
Livingston Mutual; and a 2.2 acre parcel located at 343 Main St., owned by Mathews Buses. If
approved, plans to move district offices to the Livingston Mutual building are being planned, to allow for reconfiguration of the current offices into rooms for student services such as speech and occupational therapy.
Neither proposition will result in a tax increase, due to state aid, and the saving of money over the years in capital reserves. Among renovations to be made are a renovation of the 53-year old auditorium, which was built in 1965. The auditorium stage is deteriorating, as are the seats, and the lighting and sound system need to be replaced. Fireproof curtains will be added, as well as a coat of paint for the large room. In addition, upgrades to security will be made. More surveillance equipment will be purchased for the entrances, as well as the bus garage, where buses sit outside. The school will also address heating and air- conditioning in the building, particularly the first and second floors of the elementary school. If the project comes in under budget, other spaces may be air conditioned as well.
The old middle school on Clara Barton Street no longer houses Dansville Central School students. Instead, about 2/3 of the former middle school building is leased to Genesee Community College, Genesee Valley BOCES, and Keuka College. Dansville Central receives about $80,000 more per year than it spends on maintaining the property. The third floor of the building is not being used, but the district is actively seeking tenants or other options for that space.
The third floor of the former middle school is the only space not being utilized, but the district is actively investigating options for that space.