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BCSD Building Projects


2023 $63.9 Million Project

In May 2023, Baldwinsville Central School District Voters approved a $63,900,000.  The majority of work for the proposed capital project will be at Ray Middle School, C.W. Baker High School and the athletic complex located on the District's main campus.  The project proposal also includes minor infrastructure upgrades at Durgee Junior High School and Elden Elementary School.  Highlights include:

Baker High School 
•Gym expansion with a raised indoor track and locker room refresh
•Pool relocation with six lanes
•Science wing renovation with STEAM upgrades
•A new Multipurpose Turf Field for Athletics and the Arts
•Access road for parent drop-off

Ray Middle School 
•Renovated classrooms including fine and performing arts, ensemble as well as new collaboration and breakout spaces and an age-appropriate outdoor wellness space
•Gymnasium and locker room reconfiguration
•Site work upgrades, including the bus loop and green spaces to provide safe traffic flow

Projected Cost
• Building Aid Ratio 87.9%
• Average Annual Tax Levy Impact (15 Year Amortization) $508,647
• Annual Tax Impact on $100,000 Full Value Home $16.61

Smart Schools - Phase 3
2023 $960,819

The Baldwinsville Central School District is seeking public comment on our SMART Schools Bond Act Investment Plan.  Public comments may be emailed to Christy Knaul at or Dr. Kathleen Davis at The spending plan can be accessed HERE.  A public hearing will be held on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 6:45 PM in the Transportation Center Conference Room prior to the regularly scheduled Board of Education Meeting.

2022 $32.8 Million Project

In May 2022, Baldwinsville Central School District Voters approved a $32,800,000 Capital Project which accomplishes the following:

Durgee Jr. High School 
•Gymnasium addition and new locker rooms
•New kitchen and cafeteria spaces
•New CTE (Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Business) classrooms
•New Fine Arts classrooms and ensemble space and Library Media Center
•Creation of new secure Main Entrance to building
•A relocation of main, guidance, and health services offices
•New collaborative & breakout work stations/spaces

Projected Cost
• Building Aid Ratio 86.4%
• Average Annual Tax Levy Impact (15 Year Amortization) $346,016
• Annual Tax Impact on $100,000 Full Value Home $12.77

2021 $3.8 Million Project

In May 2021, Baldwinsville Central School District Voters approved a $3,813,200 Capital Project which accomplishes the following:

Durgee Jr. High School Estimated cost $1,346,600
• Replace Broken Sanitary Line - 300 Wing Boys Restroom
• Water Heater Replacement
• Exterior Shading Devices to Mitigate Overheating of South Facing Classrooms
• Interior Domestic Water Line Upgrade/ Replacement
• Replace Exterior Doors and Frames at Courtyards
• Air Handling and Ventilation System Upgrades & Replacements
• Replace Gymnasium Air Handling Unit’s, Fin Tube Radiation/Convectors and Equipment Controls
• Provide Power Wiring for HVAC Upgrades
• Provide Roof Top Ventilation Units for Main Office Suite
• Provide Roof Top Ventilation and AC Units for Choral and Band Room
Ray Middle School Estimated cost $135,000
• Site Sanitary Service Upgrade/Replacement (Cut in Clean out on 6th Grade Side)
McNamara Elementary Estimated cost $749,000
• Replace Forced Main, Sewage Ejection
• Modify Sanitary Piping
• Provide Additional Parking
Reynolds Elementary Estimated cost $672,600
• Replace the classroom Unit Ventilators and Equipment controls
• Address Traffic Concerns at Entrance Drive and Provide Additional Parking
Palmer Elementary Estimated cost $910,000
• Provide Sanitary Main from School to Town’s Sanitary Line System

Projected Cost
• Building Aid Ratio 86.4%
• Average Annual Tax Levy Impact (15 Year Amortization) $67,137
• Annual Tax Impact on $100,000 Full Value Home $2.60

Smart Schools - Phase 2

In 2014, New York State voters approved the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014, giving the state permission to issue a one-time $2 billion bond to finance educational technology capital projects to improve learning and opportunities for all students. Capital projects may include classroom technology, high-tech security, school internet connectivity, and classroom trailer replacement.
In order to be considered for funds, all schools are required to submit a Smart Schools Investment Plan to the state to outline how the Smart Schools funding will be used to provide educational tools and opportunities that students need to succeed.
The state allocated roughly $3.6 million to the Baldwinsville Central School District. The first phase of the plan was upgrading the district’s network infrastructure, which the state approved and the district has completed.
For the second phase of the plan, the district would like to spend $2.1 million of Smart Schools money for safety and security upgrades. The District's Amended Phase II Plan can be found HERE.

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 June 2019. The district received approval for the plans in Janaury 2019. You can watch a short video to see what the cafeteria will look after the kitchen is remodel by clicking HERE.
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.
Other Items - $6.6 Million
* 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.
Alternative Items
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.