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Board to discuss facility improvement recommendations on Oct. 15 

on September 23, 2019

The WVCSD Board of Education Facilities Committee is continuing to examine the most recent, state-mandated Building Condition Survey to identify project needs and priorities. New York State Education Law requires school districts to conduct this survey every five years.

At the Sept. 16 Board of Education meeting, committee chair and BOE Vice President Keith Parsons, provided updates on the committee’s work and deliberations toward a set of recommendations for building improvements and upgrades. They include new flooring and boilers at Sanfordville Elementary School; window replacements at Park Avenue Elementary School; continued roofing repairs at Warwick Valley High School and upgrades to the auditorium. 

The Facilities Committee has also been considering the suggestions of community advisory members, namely, the replacement of the grass football field with a multi-purpose turf field, additional outdoor bathrooms, and the expansion of the track from six to eight lanes. 

As part of that consideration, District leaders and community members recently toured the newly upgraded athletic facilities at Goshen High School. Goshen administrators shared their experience with the installation of two, new turf fields and other improvements to their athletic capacity over the summer months. Next, the Warwick group will tour equivalent facilities at Monroe-Woodbury Central School District, Mr. Parsons said.

The Board of Education will discuss these recommendations with the committee during the Oct. 15 work session.

“Any work that the committee and Board of Education considers must be tax neutral,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Leach said. “Presenting a project that won’t impact the tax levy can be accomplished by maximizing the amount of state aid the District receives and utilizing the District’s capital reserve.” 

The estimated state aid reimbursement for capital project work is 64 percent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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