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Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent

227 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 615-6720

Central School District

Capital Improvement Project

Capital
Improvement Project Vote

6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28
Board of Education Room
at the Main Street Administration Building,
227 Main Street, Goshen

Proposed projects
will not impact the tax levy

The proposed $30.48 million capital improvement project will have NO effect on the tax levy -- learn how!

 

 

 

Highlights of the proposed Capital Improvement Project

The proposed capital improvement project focuses mainly at Goshen High School and includes site improvements, renovations and additions.

District-wide information technology (IT) infrastructure are also proposed -- all of which allow the district to increase its educational opportunities, improve learning environments, address safety and security, enhance its arts programs and upgrade its athletic facilities without impacting the tax levy.

  • 15,000 square foot addition that will provide four new classrooms, centralized  administrative offices, and a security vestibule at the front entrance.

  • Five additional interior classrooms (for a total of 9). Two will be dedicated to special education.

  • New STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Lab and Suite.

  • Music department upgrades including a renovated choral room and department office, new practice rooms, and upgraded seating, acoustics and lighting in the auditorium.

  • Athletic upgrades that include a new artificial multi-use turf athletic field with 8-lane track and lighting (to replace existing track and football field) and 1,500 seat bleachers, concession stand, team locker rooms, training room, storage rooms and bathrooms.

  • New bus loop and parking lot to provide safer drop-off patterns for buses, students, parents and visitors.

  • 464 square foot kitchen addition that will improve the efficiency of the cafeteria serving line and the overall layout of the cafeteria.

  • Repaired sidewalks, curbs and parking lot in front of ‘A’ wing.

  • Repaired sidewalk from Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School to new bus loop at the high school.

  • Original window and locker replacement.

  • HVAC upgrades.

  • New fire alarm system.

  • Roof repairs.

  • New wall partitions between the ‘A’ wing classrooms.

  • District-wide IT infrastructure upgrades including improved high speed broadband and wireless connectivity throughout the district and a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) phone system.

District hosts second Capital Project public information meeting

January 18, 2017 - On January 17, district officials hosted a second public information meeting about the proposed Capital Improvement Project.

The meeting was similar to the first one held in November and included an updated presentation from Project Architect Matthew Milnamow and Vice President Michael McGovern of LAN Associates of Goshen. View the presentation (PDF)

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Capital improvement project preliminary plans approved by NYSED

December 28, 2016 - The preliminary plans for the proposed capital improvement project were submitted to and approved by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED).

NYSED calculated the project’s building aid units and the information was forwarded to the district’s fiscal advisors who determined that the state aid estimate will allow the Board of Education to meet its goal: to put forth a capital improvement project to the community without impacting the tax levy. READ MORE»

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District hosts first Capital Improvement Project public information meeting

November 23, 2016 - On November 21, district officials hosted a public information meeting about the proposed Capital Improvement Project.

Project Architect Matthew Milnamow of LAN Associates of Goshen presented the community with a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate the project proposal. At its conclusion, Milnamow, along with LAN Vice President Michael J. McGovern and district officials, answered a number of questions and concerns from attending community members. READ MORE»

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District submits plans to NYSED for proposed Capital Improvement Project

October 27, 2016After several months of development and planning, the Goshen Central School District has submitted schematic plans for its Capital Improvement Project to the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The preliminary submission was prepared with input from teachers, community members, Board of Education members and district administrators.

NYSED will review preliminary submission to determine the proposed project’s eligibility for state aid.

“The Board of Education would like to present the community with a capital improvement project that meets the district’s needs and exercises fiscal responsibility – all without increasing the tax levy,” said Superintendent Daniel Connor. READ MORE»


 

 

 

More Information

Referendum At-a-Glance

Proposed project total
$30,483,850

Portion covered by Capital Reserve
$9,054,000

Portion covered by Smart Schools Bond Act
$1,343,184

Portion covered by state aid
$17,265,705

Current annual debt to be retired
$689,247

Estimated annual cost of new debt
$518,189

Impact on Goshen tax levy
0%

Nuts & Bolts:
Inside the Capital Improvement Project

Part 1: 15,000 square foot addition at Goshen High School

Part 2: Music department and auditorium upgrades

Part 3: Athletics upgrades

Part 4: Parking lot and bus loop upgrades

Part 5: IT infrastructure upgrades

 Part 6: STEAM Lab & Suite

Part 7: Interior renovations and improvements

Absentee ballot & voter registration information

Learn how to obtain an absentee ballot and/or register to vote

Project list

View what projects are included in the proposed Capital Improvement Project

Questions about the project?

Ask a question about the proposed Capital Improvement Project

News articles

Times Herald-Record article - Jan. 13, 2017

Times Herald-Record article - Nov. 14, 2016

Times Herald-Record article - Nov. 7, 2016