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Construction to begin this fall; District anticipates capital project vote in December

Sept. 11, 2023

Construction at the New Hartford Senior High School athletic stadium is slated to begin this fall.

Tentatively scheduled to begin in November, the turf field will be replaced at the athletic stadium following the conclusion of the fall 2023 sports season. The turf replacement is expected to be completed by the start of the spring sports season in 2024.

The work is part of the district’s capital project, which was approved by voters in December 2021.

The capital project also includes:

  • Re-roofing at Hughes and Myles elementary schools, the bus garage and the food storage building

  • Building-wide improvements at Perry Junior High School, including Perry Athletic Complex improvements

  • Addition of an LED entrance sign at Bradley Elementary School

  • Lighting upgrades at Bradley Elementary School

  • Additional improvements to the Senior High School athletic stadium/facilities, as well as air conditioning installation in the science wing

The total project is expected to be completed in 2025.

Future plans

District officials are targeting Dec. 12, 2023 for its next capital project vote, which will include a proposal to upgrade building HVAC systems at Hughes and Myles elementary schools, make improvements at the Senior High School and Bradley Elementary School and construct a new bus garage.

The proposal will not include work at Perry Junior High School due to the extensive upgrades it will undergo in 2024 and 2025 as part of the capital project that was approved in December 2021. 

The project proposal aligns with the district’s 2023-28 Strategic Plan, which includes a focus on the implementation of a long-range capital improvement plan for facilities and bus replacement, development of improved district safety procedures and facility security, integration of energy performance enhancements with facilities maintenance, and implementation of advancements in technology.

If district residents approve the proposed project, district officials expect that work would begin in spring 2025. The total project is expected to take approximately two years to complete.