Security and capital improvement project vote on Oct. 2
Project includes reconfigured entrances and new PA systems at each school, relocation of nurse’s office at Elbridge Elementary to the main floor, lighting upgrades; NO additional taxes
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Jordan-Elbridge Central School District residents will head to the polls to vote on a $3.8 million capital improvement project that includes creating a single point of entry at the main entrances of each school building to improve security.
To see a presentation on the project, click here.
To pay for the $3.8 million project, the district would use $1 million from its capital reserve fund and use state building aid to cover the remaining $2.8 million. The project would require no additional school taxes for residents.
The project also includes new PA systems and cameras at each building, relocating the nurse’s office at the elementary school to the first floor, a new generator at Elbridge Elementary, new lights outside the middle school, additional security door hardware at each school and more.
“Having a secure, single point of entry at each school will limit access and enable us to monitor each building more closely,” Superintendent James Froio said. “That will make it an even safer environment for our students and staff.”
The proposed costs at each building are estimated at:
If voters approve the project, work is anticipated to start in May of 2020 and conclude in October.
- Elbridge Elementary: $2,210,000
- Jordan-Elbridge Middle School: $1,150,000
- Jordan-Elbridge High School: $440,000
The district will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed project at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the district office conference room.