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Capital Project
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Capital Project
A building project designed to preserve and protect Andrew S. Draper Central School for decades to come is underway. The project focuses on increasing energy efficiency, improving safety and security, replacing deteriorated or obsolete components, asbestos removal and adding special education program space.
 
“Schenevus has an excellent tradition of well-maintained facilities and forward-thinking building projects,” said Superintendent Thomas G. Jennings.
 
Phase 1 includes the safe removal of asbestos during the summer of 2016. Phase 2 includes resurfacing sidewalks and pavement, installing energy-efficient improvements and enhancing school safety in summer 2017. The work aims to keep the historical character of the building intact while upgrading the school's efficiency.
 
The project, which passed by a public vote of 110 to 34 on March 19, 2015, has an estimated cost of $6,710,552, but 84 percent of that cost will be funded through state aid. In addition, the school has $166,978 in EXCEL aid that can be applied to the project. The district is slated to retire a portion of previous debt, which will help offset year-to-year impacts on local taxpayers.
 
“The timing of the proposed project and associated state aid minimizes the impact of the local cost to taxpayers,” Jennings said.
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Highlights of some aspects of the building project are shown in these "before" and "during" videos
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Project Highlights
  • Asbestos removal
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • New windows in old building
  • New water heater and insulation
  • Energy efficient upgrades to bus garage
  • Heating and ventilation upgrades
  • New special education classroom
  • Library upgrades
  • New clock, bell and security systems
  • Paving and asphalt resurfacing
  • Updated bathrooms
  • New sound system, lights, auditorium seating and curtains in cafetorium
  • Refinished floors in classrooms, gym and cafetorium
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Schenevus Central School District
159 Main Street, Schenevus, NY 12155
Phone 607 638 5881 | Fax 607 638 5600
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