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Greenville school officials share details on capital project

Nov 17, 2022 12:30 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media the Greenville Central School District on November 29, will hold the second of two presentations outlining its proposed $14.5 million capital project for the renovation of two school buildings. The first session was Mon., Nov. 14; the presentation on the 29th will be held at Scott M. Ellis Elementary School on Route 32. The session will include a question-and-answer period when residents can learn more about the proposal. Under the proposal, most renovations would take place at the elementary school and include safety and classroom improvements. If the project gets the green light from residents, a new multi-purpose gym addition will be built off the back of the existing multi-purpose room at the elementary school. That multi-purpose room would be transformed into a new music suite, and another classroom would be made into a new art room. A pre-kindergarten classroom would be enlarged, with an in-class restroom added. Classrooms in the front wing of the building would be renovated with new floors, refinished hardwood and new technology. Safety improvements at the elementary school would include the creation of first- and second-floor corridor connections to exit stairs for use in an emergency. The proposal also includes a roof restoration; replacement of the heating system boiler; upgrades to ventilation; electrical and plumbing improvements; and masonry work on the outside of the building. At the middle/high school, an art suite will be expanded and other art classrooms will be renovated. Ventilation and a new exhaust fan will be added to the metal shop classroom, and asbestos abatement will take place in the band classroom. Similar to the elementary school, exterior masonry work and roof repairs will also be done. The project is expected to be paid for through state aid and the district’s capital reserve fund. Officials say the project will not impact the property tax rate. A decision on the fate of the project will be made by district voters on December 6. Read the full story at TheUpStater [dot] com.