On Tuesday, October 12, residents of the Averill Park Central School District will vote on a Capital Project to improve critical safety needs and building condition deficiencies across the district. Voting will take place at Averill Park High School from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gymnasium.

If approved by voters, the $28.5 million project would provide improvements at every school building along with the transportation building. This referendum is drastically scaled back from an original two-proposition project that was valued at $45.5 million and voted down by the community.

Some examples of priority items included in the proposed project are:

District-Wide

  • Security Vestibules
    • Door Hardware Upgrades (Security)
  • Roofing Replacements
  • Masonry Restoration
  • Kitchen Equipment Upgrades / Replacements
  • Heating & Ventilation System Upgrades
    • Plumbing Upgrades
  • Electrical Upgrades

High School

  • 300 Wing – Moisture Issues
  • Bus Atrium – Heating
  • Emergency Generator

Algonquin Middle School

  • Courtyard – Repair Window Heads
  • Fire Alarm Upgrades

Poestenkill Elementary School

  • Cafeteria – Replace Upper Windows
  • Cafeteria – Potential Exterior Wall Repair

George Washington

  • Select Wood Window Replacement
  • Fire Alarm Upgrades

West Sand Lake

  • Select Bathroom Renovations
  • Fire Alarm Upgrades

Miller Hill

  • Fire Alarm Upgrades

Bus Garage

  • Replace Overhead Doors

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Board of Education Meeting - July 8, 2021

Virtual Community Forum - September 29, 2021

 

FORUMS

September 29, 2021 -- Virtual, 6:30 p.m. (Video)

October 7, 2021 -- In-person at APHS, 6:30 p.m.

 

VOTING INFORMATION

The October 12, 2021 Capital Project vote is an in-person vote. 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 October 12, 2021.

 

PRIOR PLANNING

Long Range Planning