Fulton voters approve school capital project

by Nicole Reitz

Voters in the Fulton City School District approved an $8.8 million capital project Wednesday night.

The vote was 299-149 to approve the borrowing needed to do the work, according to Superintendent of Schools Bill Lynch.

“The turnout was on the lighter side with 415 total votes casted, but the board is pleased with the outcome,” said Lynch. “I want to thank the community and those who participated in the referendum. It is a great project and will serve as a final phase to a capital project that began in 2006.”

The project includes improvements at G. Ray Bodley High School and at Volney and Fairgrieve elementary schools. It also involves stage upgrades for curtains and rigging at the Education Center.

At Volney Elementary, technology upgrades include the creation of a new computer classroom and renovation of the existing computer classroom adjacent to the Media Center.

Other classroom renovations for technology call for the replacement of moveable partitions and data wiring. Partial roof replacement is also scheduled for Volney, as is painting the gymnasium walls and ceiling.

At Fairgrieve Elementary, there will also be the creation of a new computer classroom and renovation of the existing computer classroom adjacent to the Media Center.

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