Hamburg Central School District voters approved a $68.5 million capital improvement project Wednesday by a margin of better than two-to-one, school officials reported. The tally was 977-470.
The Discover 2021 project will renovate and construct a variety of improvements in all the district schools.
School officials said that through the use of state building aid, the district’s reserve funds and a donation by the Hamburg Alumni Association, there will be no impact on taxes until the 2030-31 school year.
The first phase of the project, from fall 2022 to spring 2024, will build a new bus loop, create new baseball and softball fields and replace the turf on Howe Field.
A variety of building renovations and playground upgrades will take place during the second phase from 2024 to 2026. Middle School improvements will follow.
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Dale Anderson has been a Buffalo News staff reporter since 1968. He was the chief rock and pop writer for 20 years and helped establish the weekend entertainment magazine Gusto.