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The Odessa-Montour School Board has set Nov. 7 from 1-7 p.m. as the date and time of a public vote on a proposal to transfer $950,000 from a capital reserve fund to add to the $16.9 million capital project the district has been undertaking for many months. The money will be used to top off available funds for a new pool and related pump room, bleachers, records board and score board. Superintendent Chris Wood said the bids for the capital project came in lower than expected, leaving money for the pool project -- which had been envisioned largely apart from the capital project. The shift of funds are needed to complete it. Wood pointed to the educational value of the pool, where kids in many grades learn to swim -- essential, he says, in an area with lakes posing natural dangers. The vote will take place in Room 12 at the Hanlon Elementary School.

The Odessa File: News of Schuyler County