Voters Approve Capital Construction Project 287-85

Voters Approve Capital Construction Project 287-85

Voters overwhelmingly supported the proposed 2018 Capital Construction Project in the village Tuesday night (March 20, 2018) with 287 votes for and 85 votes against the plan.

 

The $17,600,000 project – which addresses planned maintenance across the buildings and campus – focuses on energy, efficiency, technology, health, safety, and addresses the ever-increasing needs of the Silver Creek Central School District’s diversified student population while creating no tax increase.

 

District Superintendent Todd A. Crandall thanked the voters for their support.

 

“I want to thank the entire community for their support of this Capital project that will result in direct positive educational benefits for our students well into the future.  I am so pleased with this vote outcome, which will not only enable us to maintain but also provide upgrades and additions to the beautiful buildings and grounds, infrastructure and entire campus that the Silver Creek School District is already known for,” said Crandall. “This school campus exemplifies and truly serves as a hub for the village and community as a whole.”

 

Major components of the project include a 6-classroom addition at the elementary school, an expanded security and new communications system, transportation facility addition, a complete overhaul of the Nurse’s Office and Special Education Office, a new nature trail, improved accessibility and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance both indoors and outdoors, as well as more parking spots.

 

“I applaud the Board of Education for their hard work and vision in creating a fiscally responsible project that will provide the needed improvements for our facilities while benefitting our student population,” said Crandall. “We’re excited to move on to the next phase of this project. It’s an investment in our facilities, our families and our future.”

 

The next step in the process is submitting the plan to the New York State Department of Education in the Fall 2018. Assuming NYSED approval, construction would begin in Summer 2019 and continue into the 2020-2021 academic year.