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Capital Project 2014

On December 2, the Board of Education approved a proposal for an $18.5 million Capital Project, which will be presented to the school district community for a vote on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
The district’s Facilities Committee has been reviewing those systems and structural elements in the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan that are necessary to renovate, replace and/or upgrade due to their age and/or condition.
The Capital Project will address repairs, replacements and upgrades at Baker High School, Durgee Junior High School, Ray Middle School, Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, and the Baldwinsville Public Library, which the district owns.
The project will be presented to tax payers in two propositions:
Proposition I  - $14.85 Million
Baker High School

  • A complete gutting and renovation, including asbestos removal, in the auditorium
  • Replace a portion of the roofs and windows
  • Fire alarm panel/system upgrades
  • Telephone system upgrades
 Durgee Junior High School
  • Widen bus circle to address significant safety issues
  • Fire alarm panel/system upgrades
  • Telephone system upgrades
 Ray Middle School
  • Replace building’s two boilers due to age and efficiency (original to building)
  • Replace building’s hot water heater
  • Replace front entrance doors due to age (original to building)
  • Fire alarm panel/system upgrades
  • Telephone system upgrades
 Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium
  • Replace the drainage system under the stadium field
 Baldwinsville Public Library
  • Roof flashing reconstruction
  • Replace three damaged windows
 Proposition II - $3.65 Million
The passage of Proposition II is dependent on the passage of Proposition I; if Proposition I does not pass, then Proposition II does not pass. However, the passage of Proposition I is not dependent on the passage of Proposition II.
Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium
  • Install a turf field at the stadium
  • Replace stadium’s wooden bleachers with aluminum bleachers that are ADA accessible
  • Replace long jump and pole vault event pits

How will the district pay for the project?
With tax payer approval, the district will use $1.8 million from its capital reserve for the project and will finance the remainder of the cost. The local cost for the project will not affect the tax levy. The timing of this project makes it possible for the district to maintain its debt service. The tax levy will not increase because the local share of this proposed project is equal to the district’s current debt service, which will be paid off at the time the cost for this project is added to the district’s debt service. Therefore, the tax levy will remain the same.
More detailed information on the proposed Capital Project will be provided in a special newsletter as well as on this page in January.
Documents for Capital Project
Beecon Capital Project Newsletter