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      LaFayette voters approve $12.48 million renovations

      LaFayette Central School District residents passed a $12.48 million referendum to improve building conditions within the district. The building improvements stem from the state required Building Conditions Survey.

      Residents passed the referendum 275 "yes" votes to 229 "no" votes. The improvement money will come from state aid. No taxpayer money will be used.

      More than $2.75 million will go towards building improvements. This includes replacing 80-percent of the roofing on Grimshaw Elementary and the Jr./Sr. High School.

      Security will also be enhanced at both the elementary and high school during the renovation. The elementary school will get a new security entrance near the main office to receive daytime visitors.

      Both schools will install security cameras and a new electronic ID system.

      The high school will reconfigure three classrooms to add a ??Project Lead the Way?? lab that allows students to take engineering classes to earn credit at RIT or Clarkson. The Big Picture School will move from off campus into the high school.