Voters said yes to plans by Oswego County BOCES to renovate its Mexico campus.
The vote was 1,898 to 1,569 in favor of the $35 million plan.
The occupational education campus has not had a major renovation since it opened in 1969. The project will repair and modernize the main BOCES building, while consolidating more than a dozen entrances and exits into a single, secure entrance.
Voters turned down a more ambitions $48 million plan three years ago. Since then, BOCES officials have worked with the county’s nine school districts to come up with a scaled-back plan that addresses the school’s most important needs.
All nine school districts endorsed this plan; many district boards of education refused to endorse the 2008 plan.
The impact on taxpayers varies by school district and by whether the taxpayer receives a partial or full STAR property tax exemption.