6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28
Board of Education Room
at the Main Street Administration Building,
227 Main Street, Goshen
will not impact the
The proposed $30.48 million capital improvement project will
have NO effect on the tax levy --
Highlights of the proposed Capital Improvement
The proposed capital improvement
project focuses mainly at Goshen High School and includes site
improvements, renovations and additions.
technology (IT) infrastructure are also proposed -- all of which allow
the district to increase its educational opportunities, improve learning
environments, address safety and security, enhance its arts programs and
upgrade its athletic facilities without impacting the tax levy.
15,000 square foot addition that will
provide four new classrooms, centralized
administrative offices, and a
security vestibule at the front entrance.
Five additional interior
classrooms (for a total of 9). Two will be dedicated to special
New STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts
& Math) Lab and Suite.
Music department upgrades including a renovated
choral room and department office, new practice rooms, and upgraded
seating, acoustics and lighting in the auditorium.
Athletic upgrades that include a new artificial
multi-use turf athletic field with 8-lane track and lighting (to
replace existing track and football field) and 1,500 seat bleachers,
concession stand, team locker rooms, training room, storage rooms
New bus loop and parking lot to provide safer
drop-off patterns for buses, students, parents and visitors.
464 square foot kitchen addition that will
improve the efficiency of the cafeteria serving line and the overall
layout of the cafeteria.
Repaired sidewalks, curbs and parking lot in
front of ‘A’ wing.
Repaired sidewalk from Scotchtown Avenue
Elementary School to new bus loop at the high school.
Original window and
New fire alarm system.
New wall partitions between the ‘A’ wing
infrastructure upgrades including improved
high speed broadband and wireless connectivity throughout the
district and a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) phone system.
District hosts second Capital Project public
2017 - On January 17, district officials hosted a second public
information meeting about the proposed Capital Improvement Project.
The meeting was similar to the
first one held in November and included an updated presentation from
Project Architect Matthew Milnamow and Vice President Michael McGovern
of LAN Associates of Goshen.
View the presentation (PDF)
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Capital improvement project preliminary plans approved by NYSED
December 28, 2016 - The
preliminary plans for the proposed capital improvement project were
submitted to and approved by the New York State Department of Education
NYSED calculated the project’s building aid units and
the information was forwarded to the district’s fiscal advisors who
determined that the state aid estimate will allow the Board of Education
to meet its goal: to put forth a capital improvement project to the
community without impacting the tax levy.READ MORE»
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District hosts first Capital Improvement Project public information
November 23, 2016 - On
November 21, district officials hosted a public information meeting
about the proposed Capital Improvement Project.
Project Architect Matthew Milnamow of LAN Associates
of Goshen presented the community with a PowerPoint presentation to
illustrate the project proposal. At its conclusion, Milnamow, along with
LAN Vice President Michael J. McGovern and district officials, answered
a number of questions and concerns from attending community members.READ MORE»
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District submits plans to NYSED for proposed Capital Improvement
2016 – After several months of development and planning,
the Goshen Central School District has submitted schematic plans for its
Capital Improvement Project to the New York State Education Department
(NYSED). The preliminary submission was prepared with input from
teachers, community members, Board of Education members and district
NYSED will review preliminary submission to determine
the proposed project’s eligibility for state aid.
“The Board of Education would like to present the
community with a capital improvement project that meets the district’s
needs and exercises fiscal responsibility – all without increasing the
tax levy,” said Superintendent Daniel Connor.
Proposed project total $30,483,850
Portion covered by Capital Reserve $9,054,000
Portion covered by Smart Schools Bond Act $1,343,184
Portion covered by state aid $17,265,705
Current annual debt to be retired $689,247
Estimated annual cost of new debt $518,189
Impact on Goshen tax levy 0%
Nuts & Bolts:
Inside the Capital Improvement Project