Capital Improvement Project 2021
Our District has a strong history of providing quality programs for children as well as maintaining our campus facilities. On December 14, 2021, the Homer Central School District residents will be voting on a “no additional tax impact” Capital Improvement Project. It will be fully funded by leveraging New York State Building Aid, managing debt service payments and using the District’s existing capital reserve funds.
This $24 million project is another step toward enhancing our buildings and programs for current and future students by focusing on safety and security improvements and the replacement of aging infrastructure items.
In an effort to protect our past investments, the District and the Board of Education worked hard to develop a plan. The work began with the Building Condition Survey as required by the New York State Education Department to ensure school districts are planning for and maintaining District facilities. Plans include replacement of items that have the potential to fail and/or are substandard as they are at the end of their warranties or expected useful life. Upgrading these items now will not only provide better experiences for students and staff, but it will also allow for our facilities to run at maximum efficiency. Other improvements focus on enriching the experience of our students to promote the highest level of education.
The project work centers around continued school safety improvements, window replacements, modernizing and upgrading boiler systems, toilet room renovations, roof replacements, parking lot repairs, fire alarm system upgrades, handicapped accessibility improvements, and the redesign of the High School and Intermediate/Junior High School bus and parent drop off loops. Intermediate/Junior High School students will also be able to benefit from renovations to the nurse’s suite, library and gyms.
The vote shall be held at the Homer Training and Education Center, on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, between the hours of 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM and applications for absentee ballots to vote on the proposition may be applied for by contacting the District Clerk, Kelli Yacavone, at 607-749-7241 ext. 5022 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.