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Attica school project again faces vote

A proposed Attica Central School District renovation project will go before voters again Tuesday.

School officials said $3.2 million of the $3.9 million project is eligible for state reimbursement.

Voting will be from from 1 to 9 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Other voting sites are Sheldon Elementary School and Bennington Town Hall.

District leaders said that aging roofs and a district pool are in need of repair. Voters defeated a previous roofing and pool-repair proposal last November.

The scope of the work will include a 16-year bond repayment plan. The annual average tax increase for a property assessed at $100,000 would be $7 to $14, school officials said.

School officials said the first tax increase connected to the project would be in the 2007-08 budget.

Renovations at the Attica Middle and High School building would include $2.9 million for the pool, along with roof replacement.

Other major improvements would be an estimated $320,250 worth of roof work planned for Prospect Elementary School and $393,750 in work at Sheldon Elementary School.

School officials said that if the project were defeated a second time, the district would be required to fund the entire project because state aid would no longer be available.

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