On Tuesday, October 16, Guilderland Central School District residents will head to the polls to decide a $42.7 million capital construction project. If approved by voters, the project will address necessary improvements to enhance the safety and security of district buildings and grounds, make learning environments healthier and more comfortable, and modernize learning spaces. If approved by the community in October, construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2020.
The $42,718,100 proposition calls for upgrades to aging infrastructure in the district’s seven school buildings and improvements for safety, security and technology systems district-wide:
Safe and secure
- $21,192,994 devoted to safety and security improvements centered around fire alarm, public address (PA) and telephone system replacements, added security cameras and shatter-resistant film; as well as roofing and paving replacement, interior, exterior, and site upgrades throughout the district’s seven school buildings.
Healthy and comfortable
- $9,403,851 primarily for upgrades to heating and ventilation and uninsulated window replacement, increasing energy efficiency throughout the district’s seven school buildings.
- $12,121,255 for technology infrastructure and program upgrades to enhance educational opportunities for students, such as science and technology lab modernization, adaptable mobile classroom furniture and wireless infrastructure upgrades
For district residents owning a home or property with an assessed full value of $326,000 (the median assessment in the Town of Guilderland), the estimated tax increase per year for the proposed project based on current information is: $103 ($0.315 cents/$1,000 assessed full value).