Monday, December 15, 2014

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Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Proposed Capital Project Vote Dec. 16

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On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES will be seeking voter approval for capital improvements to its main campus on Big Ridge Road in Spencerport. Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES serves students from the Brockport, Churchville-Chili, Gates Chili, Greece, Hilton, Holley, Kendall, Spencerport, and Wheatland-Chili school districts.

The proposed $29.2-million project is the first of its kind for Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES in its nearly 60-year history. The project work will improve building infrastructure, upgrade technology in classrooms to support quality instruction aligned to career preparation for students, accommodate student enrollment increases and continuing program expansion, increase capacity for professional development, improve security measures, reconfigure traffic flow on the BOCES campus and increase parking capacity.

The Capital Project Vote will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Room #2 at the Educational Services Center, 3599 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559. Anyone 18 or older who is a United States citizen living in the Brockport, Churchville-Chili, Gates Chili, Greece, Hilton, Holley, Kendall, Spencerport or Wheatland-Chili school districts for at least 30 days prior to the vote date is eligible to vote.


Q. How will the project be financed?

A. The State of New York will be contributing
approximately 63.2% of the project cost. The nine
component districts will be responsible for the remaining
36.8%.

Q. How will my taxes be affected?
A. BOCES 2 serves nine component districts that have
differing tax structures. Contingent on the component
district’s tax structure, the average tax range on a home
with a $100,000 assessed value ranges are as follows:
• Senior STAR exemption............................$2-$3 per year
• Basic STAR exemption.............................$4-$6 per year
• No STAR...................................................$6-$8 per year
More exact tax computations are shown in the Capital
Project’s Public Presentation within each component
district’s website and the BOCES website.


Q. What will it take to pass the vote?
A. A simple majority of the total votes cast by eligible
voters in the nine component districts is needed.

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