Budget Votes Include Capital Project Approvals for Five Pre-Referendum Clients

On May 16, school districts across New York State put their 2018-19 budget proposals up for public vote. Five of Campus CMG's pre-referendum clients also asked residents to weigh in on proposed capital improvement projects, and all five found widespread voter approval.

Mount Morris CSD: The district’s $5.8 million no-tax-impact School Preservation and Enhancement Project encompasses safety and security, energy efficiency, facility enhancements, and asset preservation initiatives. Highlights from the approved project include roof replacements, two new playgrounds, an outdoor half-court basketball area, and outdoor fitness stations.

Penfield CSD: After exploring a number of options, the district achieved voter approval for $22.5 million in capital improvements. In addition to needs identified during the BCS, the project will feature improvements across three of Penfield’s elementary schools including parking and parent drop-off locations, cafeteria serving lines, and the addition of 12 classroom spaces.

Geneva CSD: The district’s $6 million Phase IV Project will include district-wide building security upgrades, a 21st Century library upgrade, and program spaces that will support STEAM initiatives and student support programs.

Springville-Griffith Institute CSD: District residents approved a $14.7 million investment that will transform its current district office space into the Careers in Advanced Manufacturing P-TECH College & Career Academy (CAM P-TECH). In partnership with Alfred State College and Erie-2 BOCES, CAM P-TECH will afford high school students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree in addition to their New York State Regents diploma. The two planned Associates degree track offerings will be Computer Information Systems, and Electrical Construction and Electrical Maintenance.

Spencerport CSD: A $12.4 million referendum will address needs and recommendations identified in its 2015 BCS, as well as input gathered from over 45 district stakeholders. Improvements and renovations will be seen across Spencerport’s six schools, administration building, and transportation facility.