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The Board of Education will hold four public forums this week on its proposed $50 million in projects to replace Niagara Street Elementary School and to make renovations to the high school, three middle schools and eight grade schools.

The board is holding the sessions to let people know why they need the new $15 million grade school and what renovations and improvements need to be made to the other schools. A public vote to approve borrowing up to $50 million will be held Dec. 14.

Officials have said the projects will not affect the local tax levy because the state will reimburse the district for 83 percent of the costs over a period of years and reimbursement money coming from other paid-off projects will cover the rest.

Two public forums on the capital project proposals will be held at 11 a.m. today in John Duke Senior Center on Hyde Park Boulevard and at 6:30 p.m. in Henry J. Kalfas Elementary School. Other sessions will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Niagara Falls High School and at 6 p.m. Thursday in Niagara Middle School.


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