Scarsdale Public Schools bond 2014 update

The Scarsdale Public Schools have been busy updating existing school buildings and working on a Facilities Master Plan. This is a summary of the work that has been conducted already and what remains to be done to fulfill the plans approved by voters in the December 2014 bond referendum. Look for our updates on the Facilities Master Plan and Greenacres planning in two separate follow-ups.

SUMMER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

The School District completed a number of plant improvement and capital projects over the summer of 2016, including:

  • An upgrade of the Edgewood fire alarm system - $192,109 (at $79,591 less than anticipated)
  • Improvements at the District bus compound at $405,770 (a savings of $59,230 compared to the anticipated costs)
  • Still to be completed is a $30,000 roof replacement at Fox Meadow School, a $400,000 renovation of the music room at Scarsdale Middle School, and roof replacement work at Scarsdale High School. Roof replacements at Fox Meadow and the High School are expected to be completed by the summer of 2017. The music room renovation is awaiting bids.
  • Repairs to the stairway at the south entrance of Edgewood School, at a cost of $70,000.
  • Installation of bleachers at the Middle School gym.
  • District-wide roof repairs at a cost of $325,000.
  • District-wide paving projects at a number of schools at a total cost of $867,000.
Work completed over the summer of 2016

AN UPDATE ON THE DECEMBER 2014 BOND

  • Voters approved the $18.120 million bond referendum in December 2014
  • State approval process was delayed, which pushed back our bidding process to May 2016
  • Bids that were received exceeded our bond by more than 30%
  • Project were sent out for re-bidding in September
  • We expect to open new bids in mid-October
  • We can award bids, a portion of the bids, or reject all bids
*Design Lab and Fitness Center would be constructed pending funding from Scarsdale Education Foundation

To see our entire Capital Projects update in Powerpoint, visit this link.

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