On December 4, 2018 the Troy City School District community will vote on a proposition to authorize a fully-funded Capital Project at Troy High School to replace a portion of the roof. The proposal will have no additional impact on taxpayers.
At its October 17 meeting, the Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of holding a special public vote on a project that would replace the portion of the roof over the classrooms. If approved, construction will begin Summer 2019.
At this meeting, the Board also authorized an emergency project to replace the roof over the gyms. This project is currently underway as authorized by the New York State Education Department.
The entire cost of the classroom roof project is estimated to be $3,850,000. The District is asking the public to authorize the expenditure of $577,500 from the Capital Reserve Fund. The remaining $3.2 million will be borrowed in the form of a bond. The bond will be repaid over a 15-year period with State Aid funds.
“After examining the roofs at Troy High School, it was determined that they would need to be replaced rather quickly in order to avoid any further damage and leaks,” said Superintendent John Carmello. “We are proud of our facilities and our never-ending commitment to the safety of our students and staff. This proposal will allow us to uphold that responsibility with no additional impact on taxpayers.”
The District is working with Mosaic Associates Architects, an architecture firm the District has worked with on various Capital Projects in the past including the Infrastructure Upgrade Capital Project and the Troy Middle School project.
The District will hold several public meetings regarding the proposal during the month of November, including a presentation at the November 28 Board of Education Meeting at School 16 at 6 p.m. A full schedule of meetings can be found below:
Tuesday, November 13
5:45 p.m. – Carroll Hill School PTA
6:30 p.m. Troy Middle School/Troy High School Booster Club
Thursday, November 15
4:30 p.m. – School 2 PTA
5:30 p.m. – School 14 PTA
6:30 p.m. – School 18 PTA
Wednesday, November 28
6 p.m. – Town Hall Meeting/Board of Education Meeting, School 16
Thursday, November 29
6 p.m. – School 16 PTA