Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District residents last week approved a $14 million capital project, the first phase of a broader plan.
The project, which is not expected to raise local tax rates, will include upgrades to district infrastructure like heating systems and roofs; a redesign of parent pick-up and drop-off circles to improve safety and traffic flow; improvements to the main offices of schools, the creation of so-called “maker spaces,” where students use technology to create things and renovations to the agriculture wing at the high school.
The multi-year project will also include expected capital project referendum votes in 2022 and 2024.
“Voters’ approval of this project allows us to not only address the physical needs of our facilities, but also opens more opportunities for our students to engage in science and technology learning,” Cobleskill-Richmondville Superintendent Carl Mummenthey said in a statement thanking voters after the vote. “We’re looking forward to moving forward with the design and construction of this important work – and, of course, watching our students thrive in their new learning spaces.”