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Voters in the Sweet Home Central School District Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $7.78 million renovation and expansion project at the Dexter Terrace building in the Town of Tonawanda.

The vote was 267-27 in favor of the project, which will add more than 20 classrooms, a library and offices to the former elementary school, as well as make improvements to the gym and the heating, lighting and sound systems.

The project will be completed at no cost to district taxpayers. Funding will be provided through state aid and rental income from the Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services, which leases a portion of the building for its own

Dexter Terrace was closed as an elementary school in 1988, but continues to be used for community education and recreation purposes. Officials said Sweet Home could reclaim the classroom space if the district experiences a 10 percent
increase in enrollment.

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