Voters OK $30M for Champlain Valley Educational Services

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) The votes are in and now upgrades are coming to Champlain Valley Educational Services.

Taxpayers weighed in on the CVES capital project in a referendum Tuesday. It passed on a count of 1,252-493.

The $30 million will mostly be used to fix infrastructure. School officials hope to replace the roof and HVAC, and to work on better bus traffic and security for the students. We're told the schools' campuses haven't seen an upgrade since the 1970s.

Residents won't see the new taxes until at least 2021. When they do, they will range from $5 to $30 more a year.