Smart School Bond Act Update ~ October 2019
Work is on schedule. Approximately 80% of the building is rewired. Drops have been installed and additional WIFI spots installed. In terms of security five cameras have been installed in the building. During the month of November we hope to install the remaining cameras which include multiple exterior cameras.
Capital Project ~ October 2019
The capital project is wrapping up. We are working off the "punch list" which includes finalizing work by each contractor. We have all new faucets in the student bathrooms. The cafeteria has a new dishwasher and the drainage has been replaced. The HVAC system has been updated and items replaced. We are still working on a few issues related to the overall heating system. The windows in the atrium have been replaced along with the platform steps. Leaks on the roof have fixed along with targeting new areas of concern where we have found additional leaking. At the bus garage a new bush wash system has been installed. We are still working on the drainage portion that is connected to the bus wash. We hope to have that completed during the next month. The bus wash overhead doors were replaced. Within the garage itself work was completed in the pit, heating system and metal columns.
Overall, the project went smooth. After we tabulate our final cost we will look into a phase II portion where we may be able to repair additional items. Many of the items when went out to bid came in under. That may create funds that we may be able to use to make additional repairs.
Smart School Bond Act Update ~ May 2019
The project is divided into three sections. High Tech Security, Classroom Technology and School Connectivity. High Tech Security includes replacement of old cameras and adding additional cameras, both inside and outside. Classroom Technology consists of purchasing iMacs for the art lab, desktop computers for the library, and additional laptops for student and teacher use. School Connectivity consists of rewiring the building for Internet and wireless access. This last section requires us to go out to bid. Bids will close on June 20th and the BOE will accept bids on July 15th. Work will begin second shift on October 1st.
Capital Project Kick -Off Meeting ~ May 16, 2019
Tentatively work at the transportation building will begin on June 10th. Work in the main building will tentatively begin on July 1st. We are aiming for majority of the work to be completed by the end of the summer.
Smart School Bond Act Update ~ January 2019
Our original application was submitted July 2016. We have been approved and feel confident with the adjustments that we made. There are three phases to this project: School connectivity, Classroom technology and High tech security. The largest piece of this grant is internal connections where we will be rewiring the entire building. This includes updating our connections and wireless wifi. We will also be adding cameras within the building and also external cameras. Last, desktops in the library lab will be replaced, along with iMacs in the art department. Teacher laptops will also be replaced.
Capital Project Update ~ January 2019
Bids were open on January 25th. Good news....bids came in under estimated construction costs. Work will start at the bus garage in early June and work in the main building will start the last week in June.
2018-19 $100,000 Capital Outlay Project Update ~ January 2019
Work has been completed and 5 entry doors to the building have been replaced (PK entrance, Middle School wing, High School wing, guidance office doors, and playground doors)
Ccapital Project Update ~ October 2018
The SED project manager has approved the project and we can start preparing the project for bidding. A tentative construction schedule will be developed with the majority of the work scheduled during the summer.
2018-19 $100,000 Capital Outlay Project ~ October 2018
Project kick-off meeting is on November 1st. Doors are scheduled to be delivered in November with work to start second shift in December.
High School Gym ~ August 2018
The High School gym floor has been resurfaced. New LED lights will be installed this fall.
Ccapital Project Update ~ August 2018
We received confirmation that the architectural review has been completed by SED. The project is now under engineer review. Timetable looks like October now for approval.
2018-19 $100,000 Capital Outlay Project ~ July 2018
Five sets of exterior doors will be replaced; elementary entrance, playground entrance, HS wing entrance, MS wing entrance and guidance office wing entrance. Bids have been accepted. Working with contractor for installation dates.
Fuel Tank Project ~ June 2018
Project is complete and new fuel tank is working great.
2017-18 $100,000 Capital Outlay Project ~ June 2018
Fifty interior doors were installed throughout the building in classrooms, elementary and HS gyms, locker rooms, and cafeteria.
How was the decision
made to Proceed with a Capital (Building) Project?
Every five years, schools in New York State are mandated to complete a Building Condition Survey. CV-SCS retained Griffith Dardanelli, an architectural firm, to complete the survey the fall of 2015. The Building Condition Survey studied every aspect our building and grounds, determining any areas that had exceeded their “useful life’, or would within a few years exceed their “useful life.”
In developing the scope
of this proposed capital project, the Board of Education and its Building
Committee used the data in the Building Condition Survey to determine what
should be included in the project that we are now proposing.
In order to continue to protect our district’s investments in our school, and in accordance with the Building Condition Survey, several improvements need to be made to the building and grounds so that our school can continue to provide a safe and efficient learning environment for our community well into the future.
What is the Proposed
Cost of the Project?
The proposed cost of the
project is $3,120,000. The cost includes all costs associated with the project,
including design costs, construction management costs, fees, incidentals, and
actual construction costs.
How will the Project Be
Cherry Valley-Springfield School’s State Building Aid Ratio is 81.5%. This means that any part of the capital project that is aidable will be aidable at that percentage. Our project is all aidable items. The District has $97,470 remaining in EXCEL aid, which can be applied to specific parts of the project that address capacity, energy, accessibility, health, safety, and educational technology. The District also intends to use $460,700 of capital reserve to the project to reduce local share
With the use of EXCEL aid and capital reserve, the district will need to issue bonds to fund the remaining $2,564,830. As the bonds are repaid over a period of fifteen years, the principal and interest will be offset by state aid calculated at the percentage noted above (81.5%). The unpaid portion of the expense is referred to as the “local share”, which will be, on average, $24,338 per year. An estimated average annual
impact per $100,000 full value property will be $5.26.