West Seneca schools preparing for big upgrades

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Some big changes are ahead for students in the West Seneca Central School District. A $75,500,000 capital project was approved by voters Tuesday.

It passed by a 1,441-487 vote.

“It’s probably going to take us a good six months or so before we really see a shovel in the ground” said Matthew Bystrack, the superintendent of schools.

The project is expected to last six years.

Bystrack said the earliest work will include improvements to roofs, windows, and doors. Each of the district’s nine schools will be getting some work, including two new turf athletic fields. One will be installed at each of the high schools.

Bystrack says safety will also be a big focus.

“Safety isn’t always just keeping the bad guys out. Sometimes it’s a matter of looking at your internal structures as well, like what do you have inside?” he said. “One of our buildings for instance, we’re not 100 percent pleased with the way that our traffic flows in the morning, with our school buses. So we’re restructuring the bus loop and providing some additional parking for parents elsewhere.”

West Middle School has the parking lot that Bystrack is concerned about.

The general concepts associated with the capital project can be found here.

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