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Phase I

The Schenectady City School District is in the process of implementing a long range renewal plan that includes construction and updates to all of the district schools.  The plan ensures ongoing maintenance, moderate reconstruction and renovation of the district buildings.  It also addresses overcrowding in some schools, forecasted enrollment shifts across the city, equity issues and deteriorating conditions at some of the district's oldest buildings.

Phase I of the plan, which was approved by voters in March 2014 and as of January 2018 is almost complete.  It  included $70 million worth of work primarily to support changes to the grade level configurations in September 2016.   Central Park School and Mont Pleasant Middle were both converted to 6-8 middle schools.  Oneida School, which has been closed since 2012, was also renovated to open as a 6-8 middle school in September 2016.  
Planning for Phase II, which addresses elementary schools,  has begun.  A referendum vote is scheduled for May 16, 2017. 

Overview of Phase I 

   Phase 1 $70 Million  
 Mont Pleasant $25M  
   Oneida $22.4 M  
   Central Park $3.6 M  
   Howe $9 M  
   Van Corlaer $7.1 M  
   Paige $1.4 M  
   Steinmetz $1.4 M  



Phase I

Overview of Four Phases

Middle Schools
Phase I work will upgrade and  redesign middle schools to implement a unique middle school program at all three middle schools Oneida, Mont Pleasant and Central Park.

Adding Elementary Capacity
Classrooms are being added to Howe in Phase I to increase capacity so that the early childhood education center can be converted to a Pre K-5 elementary school.

The building condition survey provides recommendations to address many building facility deficiencies.  Priority work is being completed at Van Corlaer, Paige and Steinmetz. 

Overview of Phase I 

Phase 1 $70 Million
Mont Pleasant $25M
Oneida $22.4 M
Central Park $3.6 M
Howe $9 M
Van Corlaer $7.1 M
Paige $1.4 M
Steinmetz $1.4 M


Phase I Overview


Central Park Roof Repair

A May 2016 emergency referendum provided approval for $2.5 million worth of emergency safety work  to the façade and part of the roof at Central Park Middle School.  The work will address the terra-cotta cornice and window surrounds which are deteriorating due to water infiltration and freeze thaw cycles as well as excessive roof ponding and water infiltration. 


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