District to schedule public meeting on the sale of Remington school

The Central Valley School District Board of Education is planning a public meeting to discuss the sale of the former Remington Elementary School to Herkimer BOCES. BOE President Kelly Rowland said the board of education will likely discuss the meeting’s format and date at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

In advance of the sale meeting, please email any questions to Ms. Rowland at krowland@cvalleycsd.org or Dr. Rich Hughes, Superintendent of School at rhughes@cvalleycsd.org.

Attendees of the the Sept. 27 meeting will hear a presentation on the proposed purchase of the building by Herkimer BOCES. As part of Herkimer BOCES, Central Valley School District will vote to approve the purchase. As the seller, Central Valley residents will also vote to approve the sale.

Residents to consider two propositions

Central Valley voters will be asked to vote on Nov. 14, on two separate propositions. The first would authorize the district to sell the building to BOCES. This would be decided by a simple majority of resident voters.

The second would authorize BOCES to purchase the building. Voters in all eight Herkimer BOCES component districts will vote on the same proposition, to be decided by a simple majority of all combined voters. Herkimer BOCES has posted information on the decision to seek the purchase on its website.

Both propositions would have to pass to authorize the sale/purchase.

Read more about the proposals.