2023 Capital Project
The Southern Cayuga Central Schools Board of Education proposes a $15.5 million capital improvement project which will include roof replacement of our high school and bus garage, the replacement of underground heating oil and propane fuel tanks, athletic field improvements, new playground structures, door replacements, water and sewage improvements, new scoreboard, masonry restoration, auditorium seat replacement, and replacement of the bleachers in the high school gym. A comprehensive list of capital project improvements has been identified by our architects and the Board Facilities Committee and can be found on our webpage.
The proposed capital project will have a net zero impact on the district budget, as the district will use $2.4 million from the capital reserve, maximize state building aid, and will retire debt from previous building projects. The project will be eligible for state building aid of 81.2 percent, 4/5ths of the total cost of the project will be covered by the state aid building reimbursement.
The remaining local share expense will remain stable over the next 15 years and is already included in the general fund budget. The timing for this project is excellent as the projected tax impact is zero.
RSA Architects will present the project to the community and the SCCS Board of Education on April 10, 2023 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium. The presentation will include a thorough review of the scope of work. The project vote will take place on May 16, 2023, along with the budget vote in the district office. If approved, the design phase would begin immediately and construction would begin in the summer of 2024.