The district held a ribbon cutting for the new Troy Community School on Sept. 21, 2022.
(L-R): Carmella Mantello, Adam Hotaling, James Canfield, Anne Wager-Rounds, John Carmello, John McDonald

On Wednesday, September 21, the Troy City School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Troy Community School. 

Located in the former Sage Neff Center, the building houses the district’s alternative learning program. The district purchased the building as part of its Building Modernization Project, approved by voters in December 2019.

We were pleased to be joined by honored guests New York State Assemblymember John McDonald and Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello, alongside our Board of Education, Superintendent John Carmello, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Donna Watson, Assistant Superintendent for Business Adam Hotaling and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Imran Abbasi as well as faculty and staff from throughout the district.

“As a board member, we are entrusted with envisioning not only what tomorrow or next year holds for our students in our schools, but also directing the future of the district five, ten or even 15 years from now. The future is firmly rooted here today. We have built an incredible facility that will inspire those that have not yet worn the Troy purple and gold,” said Board of Education President Anne Wager-Rounds.

“Our district mission statement says that we will provide a strong educational and social foundation to graduate all students college and career ready. Having new and improved, safe, state of the art facilities plays a huge role in making that mission statement come true for our students. This facility now fits that bill. Through all the great work from our construction team and our design team, we now have a beautiful and exceptional educational facility inside and out,” said Superintendent John Carmello.

“People in general experience an amazing feeling when they help someone else in need. I get to experience that amazing feeling inside each and every day, and everybody here supports our school. You know that you’re making a difference in young people’s lives,” said Principal James Canfield.

We’d like to offer a special thank you to our construction and design teams for making this new facility a reality:

Henry Albarelli, Clerk of the Works
Robert Garland, Director of Facilities
Mosaic Associates Architects
U.W. Marx, Inc.
Engineered Solutions
The Chazen Companies
Ryan-Biggs Associates

Watch the full ceremony here: