Classroom 2020 passes

Voters in the Monticello Central School District approved the $54 million “Classroom 2020” capital improvement project on Wednesday, Nov. 14, with an unofficial tally of 894 “yes” to 350 “no” votes.

The project will fund critical repairs at each building in the district, including repairs to HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, new roofs, and other structural repairs.

“We are grateful to our community for their support in moving the Classroom 2020 project forward,” Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus said. “Our schools circulate hope, opportunity and prosperity throughout our communities. I am so pleased that we can move forward in continuing our efforts without the worry of the considerable financial burden a no vote would have created. Together, we WILL build a more beautiful tomorrow for our students and, therefore, our futures! Stay tuned for regular updates regarding the project and our next steps.”

The district will post regular updates on the progress of Classroom 2020 on all of its district communications channels.

“Thank you to the community, administration, faculty and staff for supporting the Board’s efforts on Classroom 2020,” Board President Lori Orestano-James said. “This is the beginning of the positive energy that is to come. I am eternally grateful and filled with Monti pride for your trust in our vision for our community and our schools’ future.”