Voters in the Warwick Valley Central School District will head to the polls on Thurs., Dec. 7 to vote on the Warwick School District’s capital project. The $10.8 million capital project includes repairs and renovations to all of the District’s schools and will come at no additional cost to taxpayers.
If approved by voters, the capital project would have no direct tax impact. The District would receive about $6.9 million in State aid and capital reserve funds would cover the balance. Most of the proposed work has been identified in a State-required Building Condition Survey that involved an extensive and independent inspection of all school buildings.
Highlights of the 2017 WVCSD capital project include:
- Park Avenue Elementary School: Install building-wide air conditioning, upgrade the 1929 water system, and replace classroom flooring.
- Sanfordville Elementary School: Repave the student drop-off parking lot, replace worn interior doors, install a new cafeteria floor, and convert water heaters from oil to natural gas.
- Warwick Valley Middle School: Renovate the library/media center and renovate instructional and office space.
- Warwick Valley High School: Repave the parking lot, resurface the track, upgrade instructional space, repair the greenhouse, update bathrooms, replace the main electrical system, and purchase an emergency generator.
Also included in the project are roof work, floor repairs, masonry work, upgrades to electrical and plumbing systems, repairs to the bus storage facility, and the removal of several aging oil tanks from various locations on District property.