Voters in the Round Lake-Brewster Community School District approved on Tuesday a $30.48 million dollar referendum to demolish a building that’s more than 100 years old and is crumbling. Unofficial results show 219 voted in favor of the referendum Tuesday while 181 were opposed. A similar measure in August of last year failed by seven votes.
Plans call for the portion of the facility built in 1914 to be torn down, along with a gymnasium constructed in 1938. Those would be replaced with 20 new classrooms, a new gym, new kitchen and a shop facility, along with a new area for dropping off and picking up students. The project is scheduled for completion by August 2025.