March 22 Update

March 22 2017

Update on Phase 1 Capital Projects

Phase 1 Brochure (2014) outlines the project highlights at each school.  You can also download updates and presentations from the Phase 1 Document Center. 

Mont Pleasant Middle School 

Work is ahead of schedule.  

Work is in progress on the first and second floors.   Phase V work and site work will take place over the summer.

Howe Elementary School

Construction is in progress and is 60% complete.  

Work is progressing inside and out.

Howe School will open in September in the renovated school on Baker Avenue.

Central Park Middle School

The design for the exterior masonry reconstruction is in progress.  It is anticipated that it will go to the New York State Education Department within the month.  According to the schedule, bidding will take place in spring and construction in the summer.

Planning for a Phase 2 referendum is underway.  

Phase 2 Planning Schedule

Link to Capital Project Phase 2 Planning Schedule

The Phase II proposal offers approximately $50 million worth of work to Hamilton, Martin Luther King, Pleasant Valley, Woodlawn, Yates, Van Corlaer.


See Outline of Plan Here


Since the proposed work at each school is under the maximum cost allowance (MCA), the district will be eligible to receive maximum state building aid.  The aid, along with EXCEL funding (grant provided to use for projects) and $2 million in Capital Reserves will cover the cost of Phase II work and, therefore, will not have an impact on taxpayers.

The Board of Education is Expected to adopt a Phase II Plan at the March 29 Board of Education Meeting.

Next Steps

March 2017:  Adopt Phase 2 Plan (Scope and Budget)

May 2017:  Phase 2 Referendum Vote

Summer 2017:  MPMS Site and Bus Loop

Summer 2017-Fall 2017:  Ongoing Construction at MPMS, Howe, Van Corlaer and Central Park.

September 2017:  Reopen House ES

November 2017:  Van Corlaer ES elevator complete.

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