School Referendums Fail in Guilderland But Pass in Ballston Spa

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There were mixed results in two area school referendums on Tuesday. 

Voters in Guilderland said no to a $42.7 million building project that would have centered on upgrading infrastructure and improving safety at the district's seven buildings.

The difference was by a margin of less than 60 votes.

Some voters, however, said the cost, about $100 for the average homeowner, was too high.

Superintendent Marie Wiles says she's disappointed, but says officials will take the opportunity to re-evaluate priorities.  She says they know what people want.

There was success, however, in Ballston Spa, where voters approved the district's $24 million capital plan that allows the school district to continue with renovations to the Malta Ave. Elementary School, the middle school, and the high school

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