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
Queensbury Elementary School
- partial roof replacement, exterior panels, pool equipment upgrades
QES Pool Needs
- roof replacement, boilers, playground equipment
Queensbury Middle School
- partial roof replacement and roof access, crawl space abatement
- bus lift replacement