Voters in the Wayne Central School District approved school building upgrades on Tuesday.
The measure passed 426-211.
Some voters considered voting against the capital plan to push school leaders to make changes to school security.
The halls of Wayne Central schools have cracks on the walls and on the floors covered up to keep students from tripping.
Work would have been delayed if the vote did not pass.
Critics of the project questioned why more money isn’t going directly to security. Others argued the vote will affect students and compromise the infrastructure of the building
Work will include upgrading doors, adding emergency lighting and upgrading access controls to all buildings.