Polls open noon to 8 p.m. for proposed $43 million St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES capital project
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 9:08 am

Voters will today decide on a referendum to renovate three St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES career and technical education center buildings.

Voting will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at each career and technical education (CTE) center location, as well as the Educational Services Center in Canton.

Rebekah Grim, BOCES spokesperson, says the proposed work at Seaway Career and Technical Education Center in Norwood totals $18.3 million. At Northwest Career and Technical Education Center in Ogdensburg, the work would cost $15.5 million. The renovations at Southwest Career and Technical Education Center in Fowler would cost $9.76 million.

The project would update infrastructure like plumbing, electrical systems and ventilation, and also add space at Seaway Tech in Norwood to accommodate increasing enrollments.

If the project is approved, it will be the first major renovations to these buildings in 50 years. Construction would likely begin in 2020.

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES covers one of the largest geographical areas of any BOCES in the state at over 2,600 square miles, which is why it must maintain three separate Career and Technical Education Buildings, according to Grim.

For more information about St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, visit www.sllboces.org/project.