Phase Four Project
On December 14, the Liverpool Central School District will ask residents to vote on Phase Four of the Long-Range Facility Plan.
The components of the capital referendum will include complete roof replacements at Long Branch Elementary and Donlin Drive Elementary; partial roof replacements at the Soule Road Complex, Liverpool Elementary and Liverpool Middle; boiler improvements at Nate Perry Elementary, Wetzel Road Elementary and the District Office; and bathroom upgrades at the Liverpool Public Library (including the installation of ADA accessible toilets and hardware).
The scope of this Phase Four referendum proposal was developed from the Five-Year Facility Report (mandated by the New York State Education Department and completed by Ashley-McGraw Architects). It identified $180 million of capital improvements that need to be addressed over the next decade.
A committee of community volunteers, assisted by District staff, selected the scope for this capital improvement project. The committee considered these items as those most urgent and necessary to meet the future-ready learning needs of all students, the safety and security needs for all staff and students, and the facility needs for long-term building operation and maintenance.
The State Education Department will rebate the district 82 cents for every dollar spent on eligible capital improvements. The district portion of the bond proposal will be covered by the 2016 capital reserve fund. There will be no additional cost to LCSD taxpayers.
A public hearing for the Phase Four Capital Project will be held on December 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Board Room.
Community members will have the opportunity to vote on December 14, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Liverpool High School gymnasium.