VILLAGE OF HANCOCK, N.Y. (WBNG) -- An $8 million capital improvement project has been approved for schools in the village of Hancock district.
The Hancock Central School District announced Thursday that residents in the village voted to approve the project by a margin of 104 "yes" votes and 31 "no" votes.
The funding will go toward improving safety, infrastructure, food service, technology and maintenance at the elementary, middle and high schools as well as the district's bus garage.
Hancock Superintendent of Schools Terry Dougherty says the district "deeply appreciates" the community's support of the project.
“Over the past 17 years, this is the third capital project local residents have supported, totaling nearly $25 million dollars in construction renovations and enhancements," Doughherty said. "We are sincerely humbled and grateful for the trust we have earned.”
Renovations for the schools is expected is begin in late spring or summer 2021.