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Capital Project

Voters approved a $39 million capital project on May 16, 2017 to improve aging infrastructure across the school district. The plan includes replacement of aging systems, safety and health improvements and updated technology and instructional classroom space. More information.

New PA system speaker with digital clock

The new public address system includes digital clocks/speakers in classrooms and offices.

Phase I – Summer/Fall 2019
District-wide Safety Systems

  • Card Access and Key Entry Systems – COMPLETED
  • Security Cameras – COMPLETED
  • Public Address Systems – COMPLETED
  • Telephone Systems – COMPLETED
  • Asbestos Abatement – COMPLETED
  • Wireless Access Points – COMPLETED
  • Fire Alarm System – Summer 2019 through Spring 2020
    • Work is being performed on Second Shift in the evenings when schools are in session during those days
    • Each building will have fire alarm coverage by the existing system while the new system is being installed
    • Goff completed November 2019
    • Genet and Red Mill being worked on currently
    • DPS, Green Meadow and Bell Top work to follow

Phase II – Summer 2020 and Summer 2021
Goff, Red Mill, Green Meadow, Transportation Center and Building/Grounds

  • Plans approved by the NYS Education Department
  • Project should go out for public bid in January 2020
  • Construction is planned to occur over the next two Summers
  • Green Meadow Elementary School
    • Replacement of plumbing fixtures with associated abatement, supply and waste piping, finishes, etc. in original group toilet rooms
    • Replacement of original small toilet rooms in classrooms with code compliant toilet rooms, including associated abatement, supply and waste piping, fixtures, replacement of affected adjacent cabinetry in classrooms, finishes, etc.
    • Re-roofing of older sections of roof membrane
    • Refinishing of Gym flooring
    • Reconstruction of service area paving
    • Replacement of HVAC systems in office suites
    • Removal of the utility company original transformer in the basement and installation of new on-grade utility company transformer with new underground wiring to the building
    • Provide daylighting controls on room lighting and replacement of failing occupancy energy management master controls on lighting
    • Replacement of hot water heating system
  • Red Mill Elementary School
    • Replacement of plumbing fixtures with associated abatement, supply and waste piping, finishes, etc. in original group toilet rooms
    • Replacement of original small toilet rooms in classrooms with code compliant toilet rooms, including associated abatement, supply and waste piping, fixtures, replacement of affected adjacent cabinetry in classrooms, finishes, etc.
    • Re-roofing of older sections of roof membrane
    • Refinishing of Gym flooring
    • Reconstruction of service and north area paving
    • Provide ramp from west lower level (back) doorway elevation to grade
    • Selected areas of exterior masonry repair
    • Replacement of HVAC systems in office suites
    • Removal of the utility company original transformer in the basement and installation of new on-grade utility company transformer with new underground wiring to the building
    • Provide daylighting controls on room lighting and replacement of failing occupancy energy management master controls on lighting
    • Replacement of hot water heating system
  • Goff Middle School
    • Replacement of plumbing fixtures with associated abatement, supply and waste piping, finishes, etc. in original group toilet rooms
    • Creation of gender-neutral toilet rooms with associated abatement, supply and waste piping, fixtures, finishes, etc.
    • Replacement of original cabinetry in selected classrooms with associated abatement, finishes, etc.
    • Reconstruction of nurse’s office suite and adjacent toilet rooms with associated abatement, supply and waste piping, new fixtures, finishes, etc.
    • Modifications to the Technology Suite spaces
    • Reconstruction of Home & Careers Suite spaces
    • Repair of exterior wall panels around Gym above the adjacent roofing
    • Re-roofing of older sections of roof membrane
    • Reconstruction of service/north area paving
    • Expansion of parent-student drop-off area
    • Selected areas of exterior masonry repair
    • Replacement of failed air conditioning chiller unit and associated work
    • Provide daylighting controls on room lighting and replacement of failing occupancy energy management master controls on lighting
  • Transportation Department
    • Reconstruction of large bus parking area paving
  • Building & Grounds Shop
    • Reconstruction of north area paving

Phase III – Summer 2021 and Summer 2022
Columbia, Bell Top, DPS and Genet

  • Submitting project plans to NYS Education Department after Phase II is bid
  • Bell Top, DPS and Genet Elementary Schools
    • Reconstruction work similar to the elementary schools listed above
  • Columbia
    • Modifications to the Technology Suites
    • Modifications to the overhangs at the exterior entry doors
    • Artificial Turf Field Surface Replacement including drainage modifications

Cost of the Capital Project

The $39,796,042 capital project will have no additional local tax impact. The district will be reimbursed for approximately 72% of all eligible projects, and the local share of the cost will be tax neutral due to the retirement of district debt following the 2018-19 school year.

District taxpayers will see no tax impact from the proposed project. Savings from expiring debt will cover all expected project costs disclosed below:

  • No Impact in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
  • 1.6% of Tax Levy in 2019-2020
  • 2.7% of Tax Levy in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022
  • 2.5% of Tax Levy from 2022-2023 to 2036-2037
  • The savings from retiring bonds (debt obligations) should cover the net impact of this proposed project. Therefore, there will be no additional tax impact.

How does 1.6% of tax levy relate to me?
A house with an assessed value of $300,000 would see an annual increase in taxes of $83.52/year or $1.61/week. However, the financial impact to taxpayers will be eliminated when debt is retired following the 2018-19 school year.

Priorities by Type

Aging Systems Replacement – $23,434,411
Plumbing and Bathrooms
Heating and Ventilation
Flooring, Electric and Ceilings
Roofs
Windows
Turf Field and Lighting
Masonry
Doors and Foundations

Safety and Health – $6,055,895
Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detection
Public Address System
Security Cameras
Card Access and Key Entry Systems
Heating and Ventilation
Emergency Lighting at Exterior Doors
Phase Protection on Electric Service
Other Safety Improvements

Instructional Space Improvements – $5,419,246
Science and Technology Rooms
Classroom Cabinetry and Casework
Classroom Sinks
Classroom Bathrooms
Elementary Gymnasium Floors

Technology Upgrades – $4,886,490
Phone System
Lighting System Controls
Classroom Technology
Portable/Mobile Technology
Wireless Access Points
Clock System
TV Systems
Two-Way Transportation Radios
Centralized Printing
Transient Surge Protection

Total – $39,796,042