On Dec. 5 residents of the Jordan-Elbridge school district showed overwhelming support for the district by approving a $1.6 million roof project. The vote count was 204 to 40.
The project consists of replacing the roof at Jordan-Elbridge Elementary School and two sections of the roof at the high school.
The New York state legislature adopted a state budget that included $588,052 in additional building aid for Jordan-Elbridge. This aid is referred to as EXCEL, which stands for expanding Our Children's Education and Learning.
The district will use state aid and EXCEL aid to pay for the project. With the help of this aid, the project will only cost the tax payers less than a penny per $1,000 on the tax rate. The projects are scheduled to begin this summer. In both cases there are presently no safety issues.
"It's nice that people still came out to vote yes for this project even though it's not for anything glamorous like a new football field," high school Principal David Zehner said. "It's so important to keep our schools intact. The work will begin this summer."