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Voters Approve $6.2M Hen Hud Project

Residents of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District approved a$6.2 million capital project Tuesday, the district said in a statement.

According to unofficial numbers, 529 voters were in favor of the project, while 254 votes were against it. The results will be certified at the Dec. 12 board of education meeting.

"I am ecstatic and very thankful that our community voted in favor of this necessary project," Superintendent of Schools Joseph Hochreiter said in a press release. "The success of this vote is due in large part to the countless hours and dedication of our Board of Education members, district staff who participated in creating the project, and countless community members who regularly participated in meetings, seeking very specific information to make informed decisions."

The next step is sending the plans to the New York State Education Department and securing approval—which the district believes should come in the spring. Work would begin shortly thereafter.

"We asked only for those items deemed necessary, such as facilities infrastructure, technology upgrades and safety and security enhancements," Board of Education President Mary-Pat Briggi said. "I think this positive outcome is an indication of the community's willingness to support an effective, sound learning environment for the students at Hen Hud."

L.G. December 11, 2013 at 11:50 AM
The fact that Hen Hud decided to hold the vote when schools were closed due to expected snow is a real shame. Many could not get to the school to vote due to road conditions. Having less than 800 voters decide on a huge tax increase for all of us in the school district is also a shame. I wonder if the school district bussed in people voting "for" the bond issue.

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