On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Central Valley School District residents approved the district’s proposed $73.6 million capital project.
- No additional local tax levy to cover the cost (no increase in local taxes)
- Work to all four school buildings
- Aligns buildings with academic programs designed to prepare Central Valley students for the 21st century
Links to more information
- Project overview – a great introduction to the project
Superintendent Rich Hughes walks you through the project in great detail in the following videos:
- Harry M. Fisher Elementary School details
- Barringer Road Elementary School details
- Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School details
- Central Valley Academy details
- Financial details
- 3-D Jarvis
Q & A
What is the scope of the project?
The $73,645,000 capital project that will make renovations and improvements to all four of the district’s current school buildings.
What is the cost to the local taxpayer?
The combination of building aid and the associated reimbursement schedule will enable the district to complete this project without an increase to the tax levy.
When does the work begin?
In June 2016, architects finalized the plans and submitted them to the New York State Education Department (SED) for review and approval. SED will sign off after determining that everything in the plan meets education and funding requirements. The district, then, will work with the construction manager to request bids for the various aspects of the project—site work, utilities, steel work, masonry, etc. Once bids are opened and awarded, the district and the construction manager can begin scheduling the actual construction. This process will take approximately two years. School officials anticipate actual construction will begin in Spring/Summer 2017.
When will the project be completed?
The plan is to complete all work in three years, by September 2020.
Will all construction take place at the same time?
Yes. Construction will begin with renovations and any small additions at each building. The goal is to accomplish as much as possible in the shortest time.