Contact Us

Vote Set On New Owego Elementary School Project

Bob Joseph/WNBF News

A referendum has been scheduled for next month to authorize a funding plan for a new Owego Elementary School project.

The old school was damaged by the flooding that occurred two years ago.

Owego-Apalachin School District officials say residents are being asked to approve borrowing to cover a portion of the cost of the new building.

Bob Joseph/WNBF News [June 9, 2013]
Demolition of the damaged school started in June. The site was cleared after crews worked for several weeks.

School superintendent William Russell says “real construction” on the site could begin soon after the financing has been authorized by voters.

With anticipated reimbursements from the federal and state governments, Russell says local taxpayers would face no additional new taxes as a result of the school construction project.

Plans for the new elementary school call for the structure to be built as much as four feet high in an effort to avoid future flooding issues.

Owego Elementary students started another school year last week attending classes at a Union-Endicott School District building in West Corners.

Best of WNBF

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wnbf.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for News-Breakers Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive News-Breakers Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.