2017-18 Capital Project

2017-18 Capital Project

On Dec. 7, 2017, Warwick Valley Central School District voters approved  a $10.8 million capital project that includes repairs and renovations to all of the district’s schools and came at no additional cost to taxpayers.

Principal and interest costs for eligible capital improvement projects are reimbursed by the state at about 64 percent, or about $6.9 million. Funds were also set aside in capital reserve.  

Highlights of the capital project include:

Park Avenue Elementary School

  • Install building-wide air conditioning
  • Upgrade the 1929 water system
  • Replace classroom flooring.

Sanfordville Elementary School

  • Repave the student drop-off parking lot
  • Replace worn interior doors
  • Install a new cafeteria floor
  • Convert water heaters from oil to natural gas.

Warwick Valley Middle School

  • Renovate the library/media center
  • Renovate instructional and office space.

Warwick Valley High School

  • Repave the parking lot
  • Resurface the track
  • Upgrade instructional space
  • Repair the greenhouse
  • Update bathrooms
  • Replace the main electrical system
  • Purchase an emergency generator.

Infrastructural repairs and maintenance is included for each school building. For example, corroding water piping in Park Avenue will be replaced, Sanfordville is due for new water heaters, and gym partitions at the High School, Middle School and Park Avenue have reached the end of their useful lives and will be replaced.

Roof work, floor repairs, masonry work, upgrades to electrical and plumbing systems, repairs to the bus storage facility, and the removal of several aging oil tanks from various locations is also included in the project.

The majority of the work will be completed during the summers of 2018 and 2019 so as not to disrupt students.