2016 Building Project
On February 9, 2016, district residents approved the 2016 Capital Project. The $32.4 million project allows the district to continue its goal of maintaining and improving its facilities to provide students with a safe and healthy learning environment. Like your home, the district’s facilities are under a constant state of maintenance. The scope of the project includes:
New Transportation Facility – $24 Million
The district is building a new bus garage on industrial, nontaxable land located in the Radisson Corporate Park to provide the department with much needed space, to reduce traffic congestion and diesel fumes in the village, and to increase our parking facilities for district events. You can view progress photos of construction HERE.
Baker High School Kitchen Remodel - $1.2 Million
The kitchen is original to the building and in need of new coolers and new floor and wall tiles. The configuration of the kitchen is no longer efficient for the amount of meals that must be prepared and served. A new design will create additional space, improve service, allow for more meal options, and ultimately result in cost savings for Food Service. Work on this project is anticipated to begin in July 2019 to create the least amount of disruption for students.
Replace Press Box and Lights at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium - $600,000
The 2014 capital project included new ADA accessible bleachers at the stadium, and we had planned on using the old press box. However, this proved to be impractical and the press box has been replaced to fit the new bleacher design. The stadium lights were 30 years old, not energy efficient, and inadequate for current extracurricular needs and have been replaced. They were replaced in the summer of 2017 with new energy efficient LED lights. Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium is the first stadium in an upstate school district to have LED lights.
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* The roof of Elden Elementary School and the Baldwinsville Public Library have been replaced. Work on the roof of Van Buren Elementary School is expected to begin in the summer of 2018.
* Replace damaged lockers at several buildings, masonry and window work, and repurposing of current bus garage.
Market prices can bring good deals for school districts. By using bid alternates, we may be able to do more work within the project budget, including boilers and air handling equipment at Durgee, masonry and window work at Baker, and replacement of damaged lockers at Durgee.
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