Capital Project 2017  

Current Step

 

Interior Rendering of the Elementary School projectDesign, review, and bidding processes

Update, Jan. 17, 2018: The team from SEI (our architect group) met with the district planning team and our track and field coaches, Coach Stuttle and Coach Miller, to discuss track renovations.

Some positive improvements will be made in the field.

Currently, SEI is preparing the necessary documentation for the State Education Department to get the project approved and ready for bidding and construction.

 There will be future opportunities for our school community to be involved in the process.

 

At a glance

  • Information Brochure (PDF)

  • Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

  • The $4,986,750 project will complete renovations at all district buildings. Work includes security, heating/cooling, lighting, and other infrastructure updates. This is the first phase of a multi-phase district facilities improvement plan.

  • Voters also approved a new Capital Reserve fund for the district. The new fund will begin with just over $50,000 and the Board of Education
    plans to add an additional $750,000 from the existing fund balance to help offset costs.

  • Rendering of the interior of the middle schoolState and current district funds will cover about 83 percent of project costs. With the approvals, the estimated annual cost for a homeowner in the district will be $2.25 per $100,000 of assessed property value financed over 15 years.

  • Detailed scope, cost of project by building:
    East Hill Complex (PDF)
    High School (PDF)
    Bus Garage (PDF)

Overview

 

Wood warps. Stone cracks. Roofs leak. Lights go out. Technologies improve. Over time, buildings need renovations and updates. The same wear and tear you encounter at home also happens to aging school buildings.

A Rendering of the inside of the high school projectCanajoharie Central School District residents approved two propositions including a $4,986,750 renovation project on Dec. 5.

 

The renovations are the first phase of a multi-phase plan to control costs while also renovating and updating infrastructure throughout the district.

 

State and district funds will pay for roughly 83 percent of the work leaving about $923,000 to be paid with local funds.

 

With that in mind, voters also improved the creation of a new Capital Reserve fund that will have a 10-year lifespan and a lifetime deposit cap of $2 million. The fund will start with $51,916 from a previously expired capital fund. The Board of Education plans to add $750,000 from the district’s existing fund balance into the new fund.

 

Proposed plans for the Elementary SchoolCreation of this fund will allow school officials to reduce the financial impact of the proposed renovations.

 

 

The estimated annual cost for a homeowner in the district will be an estimated $2.25 per $100,000 of assessed property value. The proposed project will be financed over 15 years.

 

The renovation work would be overseen by the SEI Design group in Albany.

 

School officials will provide monthly updates as they proceed with design, review, and bidding processes that will take place throughout 2018 and into 2019.

 

At that point, and pending any unforeseen delays, construction would begin in the summer of 2019.

 

The work will address five major areas:

 

Security

 

Security vestibules will be upgraded in all of the district’s schools.

 

 

Potential plans for the middle school projectElectronic locks will be installed on interior doors and upgrades will be made to video equipment on building exteriors.

 

Heating and Cooling

 

Custodial and maintenance staff have done an outstanding job keeping facilities in good condition.

 

 However, key parts and temperature control mechanisms will be replaced throughout the district to maintain system efficiency and keep long-term costs down.

 

Lighting

 

There are more than 300,000 lighting fixtures throughout the Canajoharie school buildings. Many of these are fluorescent or incandescent fixtures.

These will be upgraded with light-emitting diodes - more commonly known as LEDs - that typically require less maintenance and are more energy efficient, leading to energy savings for the district.

 

Projected plans for the high school projectRoofing, boilers, room work

 

Roof maintenance is planned for the East Hill/Middle School complex.

 

 

Inside the building, the steam boilers in the East Hill/Middle School complex will be upgraded to more efficient hot water heaters.

 

Work will also be done on the middle school main office, teacher’s rooms and gym.

 

Track resurfacing

 

The track that rings the football field behind the high school has been weathered. The surface of the track will be refinished.

 

 

 

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