Capital Project

Capital Project Newsletter (pdf)

On April 1, 2019 at 6:00PM in the LGI Room, residents of the Salmon River Central School District are invited to attend a public forum on the proposed capital improvement project.

The proposed project was approved by the Board of Education at their February 14th meeting. Voters are asked to approve the project in a referendum on May 21, 2019 during the regular budget vote at the SRCS campus.

Superintendent Dr. Stanley Harper said, “ Professionally speaking, I know that this project will be extremely beneficial to the District, our community, our staff, and most importantly our students. After careful collaborative planning, I am proud to announce that this project requires no additional taxes to the Salmon River CSD community.”

Voters overwhelmingly approved two previous capital projects in 2008 and 2013. These previous projects expanded the elementary, middle and high school areas, redesigned and enhanced the learning environment, improved safety through district-wide security enhancements, created a state-of-the-art fitness center and addressed basic infrastructure repairs. In addition, the previous projects provided significant upgrades to the elementary school, including a new secure main entrance, new cafeteria, and all new classrooms.

The current project proposal specifically addresses the remaining areas of the middle and high school that have not been addressed. These renovations will create new dynamic educational spaces. A new secure main entrance will be created in the middle school. Both buildings will receive new state of the art science classrooms. The high school will benefit from a redesigned library along with a guidance suite that provides space for students to prepare college applications, financial aid forms or work with advisors to build a career pathway. Additionally, this project addresses the continued maintenance of our facilities.

According to Harper, “The goal of the 2019 Classroom and Facilities Improvement Capital Project is to address the remaining basic infrastructure repairs necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of our community and students. Additionally, it will allow the building of dynamic, modern educational spaces that continue to provide our students and community with the best possible educational environment.”

Through the availability of state aid, coupled with reserve funds set aside for the project, the project will not result in any additional taxes levied, meaning there will be no cost to district taxpayers for the project.

“The financing of this project is another example of prudent fiscal decision-making. Through the strategic use of the district’s capital reserve funds, we are able to maximize our state aid and offset costs with existing resources,” said Harper.

 

Anticipated Timeline:

  • Voters are asked to approve the proposal on May 21, 2019
  • Design begins after vote and continues through August 2019
  • Designs are submitted to NYSED August 2019
  • NYSED Review August 2019 – April 2020
  • NYSED Approval expected after April 9, 2020
  • Construction begins summer 2020

 

Project Highlights (including but not limited to):

High School

  • Reconfigure and upgrade High School classrooms to accommodate program changes and 21st century learning
  • Reconfigure the main office and guidance suite to distinguish programs enhance offerings
  • Upgrade data, communications, electrical systems as well as plumbing and HVAC systems
  • Improve flow of cafeteria serving lines
  • Upgrade windows and the exterior façade to unify the original sections of the buildings to the new additions and to improve energy efficiency
  • Redesign state of the art science classrooms and labs to enrich learning opportunities for our students
  • Restructure the library to provide flexible learning areas for students
  • Upgrade elevators

 

Middle School

  • Reconfigure entrance #18 to create a separate, dedicated secure entrance for the middle school
  • Reconfigure and upgrade Middle School classrooms to accommodate program changes and 21st century learning
  • Reconfigure the main office and guidance suite
  • Upgrade data, communications, electrical systems as well as plumbing and HVAC systems
  • Improve flow of cafeteria serving lines
  • Upgrade windows and the exterior façade to unify the original sections of the buildings to the new additions and to improve energy efficiency
  • Redesign state of the art science classrooms and labs to enrich learning opportunities for our students
  • Upgrade Elevators

 

Other Work

  • Repave the middle and high school parking lots
  • Replace metal siding on maintenance garage
  • Construct new salt storage shed
  • Replace exterior doors and concrete at the arena with new secure energy efficient doors
  • Replace rubber flooring in the ice arena
  • Refurbish the decking in the pool area
  • Reconstruct and insulate the exterior wall of the arena gym