Oswego School District Voters OK Propositions

OSWEGO – Voters Tuesday in the Oswego City School District overwhelming approved a pair of propositions, paving the way for the relocation of the central offices and the sale of the Education Center.

Proposition No. 1 was approved 304 yes to 140 no.

Proposition No. 2 got even more support. It was approved 393 yes to only 53 no.

Proposition No. 1
Shall the Board of Education of the Oswego City School District (the “District”) be authorized to appropriate funds from the District’s Capital Reserve Fund in the maximum amount of $750,000, and to expend these funds for the following purposes: (1) renovations at Oswego High School, including related site work and equipment costs, to: relocate the main office to the three classrooms across from the theater, including administrators’ offices (and related HVAC work); convert the existing main office to house the Technology Department; retrofit a classroom  to house  the servers from the Education Center; and add ventilation and rooftop cooling unit; and (2) renovations at Frederick Leighton Elementary School (“Frederick Leighton”), to: relocate the District offices, programs and activities at the Education Center to Frederick Leighton, including retrofitting  the North wing of Frederick Leighton to house the Superintendent’s Office, Business Office, Personnel Office, Curriculum Office and Special Education Office, including construction of administrative offices, plus related site work and equipment costs, including but not limited to expenses for carpeting, architectural drawings, moving expenses, relocation of telephone equipment and cables, and other incidental expenses?

Proposition No. 2
Shall the Board of Education of the Oswego City School District (the “District”) be authorized to sell for the highest offer, in accordance with the Board’s fiduciary duty to obtain the best price possible, the District’s interest in one unneeded building and parcel of real property located at 120 E. First St., Oswego, NY, commonly known as the “Education Center,” at a price for said parcel to be approved by the Board of Education, and upon such other terms and conditions as the Board of Education may require, including the right to reject all offers for said parcel?

(The vote totals, currently, are “unofficial.”)