Capital Project 2021

Just like a home, school facilities need regular attention and upkeep to continue to operate year after year as originally intended. The cost of keeping up with the daily wear and tear caused by thousands of students, staff, and visitors can rise above what the annual school budget can support. Renovation projects, also referred to as Capital improvement projects, are a way for school districts to access state aid to complete a larger amount of facilities work than possible within the scope of the annual school budget. New York State Aid will cover approximately 70% of the district’s expenditures to offset the cost of these improvements. 

On Dec. 14, 2021, Queensbury Union Free School District residents will head to the polls to vote on a $19.97 million capital improvement project.

The proposed project will address improvements district-wide, as well as address the district’s most immediate facility needs. This includes such as updates to aging infrastructure throughout the district’s school buildings like roofs and boilers; the addition of a multi-use turf field,  accessible playground equipment for WHBI;  and QES pool equipment upgrades.

Scope of Work


  • turf field
An aerial mock up of the turf field
A rendering of the multi-purpose turf field which would be used for baseball, softball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, and physical education classes.

Queensbury Elementary School

  • partial roof replacement, exterior panels, pool equipment upgrades

A photo of the stained fascia exterior of the elementary school
Exterior panel improvements needed
A digital rendering of the elementary soffits
A digital rendering of the elementary soffits
A photo taken on the roof of the elementary building showing parts of the roof that are old and need to be replaced
Partial replacement of 1997 roof (includes removal and replacement of solar panels)

QES Pool Needs

A photo of a water stained pool ceiling
Floating ceiling upgrades
A photo of a broken pool starting block
Starting block replacement
A photo of an old pool pipe system
Heat exchanger and chemical system replacement
A photo of an old stained pool floor
Deck overlay upgrades
A photo of an old pool boiler
1993 Humification System upgrade
A photo of SUNY Albany's pool that will resemble QES's.
An example of what the QES pool’s upgrades would look like.


  • roof replacement, boilers, playground equipment

A photo of an old WHBI boiler
Boiler replacement
A photo WHBI roof
WHBI roof replacement of 1998 (includes removal and replacement of solar panels)
A photo of the current WHBI playground
Playground equipment replacement

Queensbury Middle School

  • partial roof replacement and roof access, crawl space abatement

Photo of QMS science classroom
Science classroom upgrades
Photo of QMS science classroom
Science classroom upgrades
Photo of QMS roof
Partial replacement of 2000/2002 roof (includes removal/replacement of solar panels
Photo of trashcans catching water from a leaky QMS roof
Partial roof replacement needed
Photo of QMS crawlspace
Crawlspace asbestos abatement needed
Photo of QMS crawlspace door
Asbestos abatement needed

Transportation Building

  • bus lift replacement 
Photo of bus lift
Bus lift replacement