CAPITAL PROJECT NEWSLETTER

AT A GLANCE

capital project overview
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  • Proposed Project Total: Proposition 1 ($32.7 million), Proposition 2 ($12.8 million)
  • Estimated impact on local property tax: Click here
  • Portion paid by state: 74%
  • Portion paid by community: 26%

Our mission in the Averill Park Central School District is centered on, “Meeting the needs of and creating opportunities for every student every day.” In furtherance of that mission,the Board of Education unanimously voted to present a $45.5 million capital project to the community on December 8, 2020. The project encompasses two separate propositions focusing on Safety, Security, Accessibility and Opportunity for Every Student Every Day.

Proposition 1 is a $32.7 million project increasing safety and security at each school building and addressing critical and high priority facilities needs identified in the District’s Building Condition Survey. This proposition also resolves long-standing issues at Poestenkill Elementary School by eliminating the trailer as an educational space and at Miller Hill-Sand Lake Elementary School by expanding the undersized cafeteria.

Proposition 2 is a $12.8 million project modernizing the 1967-era Practical and Fine Arts (PFA) wing at Algonquin Middle School; and brings the first improvements to the Averill Park High School physical education facilities since 1996, including a multi-purpose turf field, a new softball field, spectator parking in close proximity to the back fields and tennis courtlighting. Proposition 2 is contingent on the approval of Proposition 1.

 

TAXPAYER IMPACT & TOOL

For your convenience, estimated tax impacts for Proposition 1, Proposition 2 and the total if both Propositions 1 and 2 are approved for homes with full-values of $150,000, $250,000 and $350,000 are provided below. Please remember that Proposition 2 can only be approved if Proposition 1 is also approved.

Full Home 

Proposition 1

Proposition  2

Proposition 1&2

Value

Increase

Increase

Increase

       

150,000

65.96

10.57

76.53

250,000

109.95

17.61

127.56

350,000

153.92

24.66

178.58

(Estimated tax impact)

To view the estimated tax impact specific to your property, click here.

 

PROPOSITION 1

Proposition 1 is $32.7 million focusing on safety and secutiry at each building the District owns. It also addresses critical and high priority needs as determined by a long range planning committee, including long-standing issues at Poestenkill Elementary School and Miller Hill-Sand Lake Elementary School.

Highlights:

  • Safety and security enhancements to the aging infrastructure, as well as strengthening intruder hardware.
  • Poestenkill Elementary School will remove the detached trailer and create existing space inside the main building for a Guidance Suite.
  • Miller Hill-Sand Lake Elementary School will see enhancements to its cafeteria, adding additional space and natural light.
  • Averill Park High School will see improvements made to its Construction Technology Lab, creating a safer, larger workplace.

 

PROPOSITION 2


Proposition 2 is $12.8 million and focuses on modernizing the 1967-era Practical and Fine Arts Wing at Algonquin Middle School, along with making the first improvements to the High School physical education facilities since 1996, including a new turf field and parking area in the rear of the school. Proposition 1 must pass in order for proposition 2 to be considered.

Highlights:

  • Returning Algonquin Middle School to the forefront of education by renovating the PFA Wing into a College & Career Readiness Center.
  • Adding a multi-purpose turf field and 66-space parking area to the high school physical education facilities.

 

VOTING INFORMATION

The December 8, 2020 Capital Project vote is an in person vote, as was the recent National Election.

However, Absentee Ballots can be obtained by residents who will be out of town or are unable to vote in person due to medical conditions or other reasons. You must complete an application to receive an absentee ballot.

COVID-19 related quarantine, illness, or your concern about in-person voting due to COVID-19 will be considered an acceptable medical condition for residents to request an absentee ballot.

The Absentee Ballot Application can be obtained via the link below, on the District's website under the Capital Project section, by calling 518-674-7085 or by pick-up at the District Office, located in the Averill Park High School at 146 Gettle Road. Please call ahead to 518-674-7085 to schedule a pick-up appointment.

Absentee Ballot Application

Please print, complete and return the application to Averill Park CSD, attention Yvonne Phillips.

Completed applications for absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the vote if the absentee ballot is to be mailed by the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally by the voter.

All ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on December 8, 2020.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Board of Education Meeting - Oct. 5, 2020

 

VIDEOS

 

PRIOR PLANNING

Long Range Planning