Warwick Valley School Capital Project vote set for Dec. 7

| 30 Nov 2017 | 06:03

    — Residents of the Warwick Valley School District will be asked to vote Thursday, Dec. 7, on a $10.8 million capital project that would include repairs and renovations to all of the district’s schools.
    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, school officials have reported.
    The majority of the work would be completed during the summers of 2018 and 2019, so as not to disrupt students.
    The workHighlights of 2017 Warwick Valley 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.
    • Each school also requires repairs and maintenance. For example, corroding water piping in Park Avenue needs to be replaced, Sanfordville is due for new water heaters and gym partitions at the High School, Middle School and Park Avenue have reached the end of their useful lives.
    • Also included in the project is 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.
    PollsThe polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
    The three polling places are:
    • Pine Island Fire Department
    • The Dorothy C. Wilson Education Center
    • The former Kings Elementary School.