On January 23, residents in the Troy City School District voted in favor of a capital project at School 2 that will renovate existing spaces to create a community schools wing. The fully-funded $1.2 million project will have no future tax impact on residents.

Unofficial vote tallies are as follows: 335 (Yes), 66 (No).

Preliminary designs for the project include the renovation of existing space to provide a Health, Community and Social-Emotional Wing, allowing for private areas for health services, family services and consultation.

“On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to thank the Troy community for voting in support of this rare opportunity to directly benefit our students,” said Superintendent John Carmello. “These renovations will allow School 2 to provide fundamental services that will improve the health and wellness of our students and their families.”

This fall, Troy CSD was awarded a total of $550,896 for School 2 through the New York State Community Schools Grant Initiative. Of that, $362,572 is allocated for academic programming and the other $188,324 is for capital improvements.

The District will utilize the $188,324 to completely offset the local share of a Capital Project. This, combined with a District Aid Ratio of 87.9 percent, allows for a fully funded Capital Project of approximately $1.2 million, with no additional impact on tax payers.

The grant period is for the 2017-2018 school year. The District will begin construction in summer of 2018 in order to fully maximize the resources from both the grant and New York State Education Department (NYSED).

Learn more about the School 2 Community Schools Capital Project.