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APW Residents to Vote on ‘No Additional Tax Impact’ Capital Project

The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District will bring a ‘no additional tax impact’ $4 million capital project to vote on September 6 at the APW Junior-Senior High School.

Voting hours are scheduled from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Prior to the vote, an open public information meeting is being held on August 25 at 6 p.m. in the dining room of the APW Junior-Senior High School.

The goal of the capital project is to protect investments already made by the community as well as to prepare the facilities to meet future educational needs. According to district officials, the project is designed to maintain the district’s status as a desirable school system.

“It’s no secret that a flourishing school district is a huge draw for any community,” said Superintendent Anita Murphy. “I’m proud of what our district and community currently has to offer, but I know there is always room for improvement, and that is the ultimate goal of the capital project: to maintain our facilities in a way that has a resounding and continual positive impact.”

Underscoring the ‘preparing for our future’ goal of the project, the school district has included work in the capital project that can be likened to work that one must complete to maintain one’s home, such as the replacement of the roof (put on in 1988), site improvements and security enhancements, to name a few.

Noting the current availability of critical funding, the vote comes at a time where investments already made to enrich the quality of the school district by the APW community are protected without any tax impact.

Proposed project details will be discussed in greater length during the public information meeting on August 25, and a team of district officials and consultants will be available for a question-and-answer session.

APW Junior-Senior High School is located at 639 County Route 22 Parish.