By a vote of 236 to 45, Duanesburg residents approved a referendum to build a new bus loop at the Elementary School.
The measure also includes replacing a bank of windows in the school.
The new bus loop will improve safety by moving the student drop-off and pick-up area from the shared driveway and parking lot near the school’s front door, where personal vehicles, pedestrians and school buses are often in close proximity.
“We are very pleased with the results and with the voter turnout. I thank the residents for their approval of this important project,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Niedermeier said. “This new bus loop will increase safety and efficiency at pick-up and drop-off times, and we will also have additional parking for events, as well as a more visually appealing entrance for visitors and district families.”
The pandemic resulted in an unexpected fund balance, part of which is being used to pay for the project. Taxpayers will not be impacted.
Construction is expected to begin in June or July 2022.