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Scotia-Glenville voters say no to $26.7M building proposition

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Voters in the Scotia-Glenville school district today defeated a $26.76 million building project proposal. The vote was 1,509 against and 811 in favor of the project to renovate classroom space at the middle and high school and install an artificial turf athletic field. Board President Margaret Smith said she was disappointed with the outcome. “The community has spoken. We have to respect I guess what they’ve said. Obviously, I’m very concerned about how we’re going ...

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December 17, 2008
10:35 a.m.

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They are very disappointed, what a joke, these school officials spend money like it's water and continue to raise our taxes in an already bad economic situation. I am a Scotia-Glenville resident and have three children in the schools here. If they are so disappointed and worried how things are going to get done, then why don't they take a decrease in pay, get rid of unneccesary employees and cutback on non essentials. This is what disgusts me about government and school districts, we as residents have to keep tightening our belts, but the state and the school districts do not.A new football field is absolutely ridiculous and I beleive it is more about keeping up with the "Jones'" then anything else. For example, Niskayuna High School is redoing there fields and putting in new parking lots and fencing, quite frankly,we are not in Niskayuna and most people in Scotia and Glenville do not have the kind of money typical Niskayuna residents do,meaning we are mostly blue collar workers.Bottom line is STOP SPENDING,STOP WASTING OUR HARD EARNED MONEY.