On Tuesday, Dec. 12, New Hartford Central School District residents approved a $44.7 million capital improvement project proposal that will upgrade programmatic space, address aging infrastructure, improve security and enhance facility energy performance.
The proposal passed in a 350 to 139 vote.
The project, anticipated to have no additional impact on the local tax share, includes renovations and upgrades at Bradley, Hughes, and Myles elementary schools, the Senior High School, the bus storage garage on Graham Avenue, and minor improvements at Perry Junior High School, including the food service storage building.
“We are incredibly grateful that our residents authorized the district to move forward with this project,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cosimo Tangorra Jr. “This project will allow the district to better meet the needs of all of its students and the New Hartford community.”
The next steps in the process include an architect design phase that will be conducted in the coming months, followed by a State Education Department (SED) review of the final project plans, which would tentatively be completed in late 2024. Pending SED approval, construction would begin in 2025 and the total project is expected to take approximately two years to complete.