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Nov 16, 2018
Charlton Heights Elementary SchoolPashley Elementary SchoolStevens Elementary SchoolO'Rourke Middle SchoolBH-BL High School

Building Our 2nd Century: Renovations Referendum

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What projects are included in the $34.2 million Renovations Referendum?

Below is a list of all projects included in the plan. To see what has been completed to date, visit the timeline page.

For information on how this will impact property taxes, be sure to also see our Referendum Funding page.


21st Century Learning Needs    Total: $19,851,500

High School STEAM addition and relocation of District Offices   $12,945,000

  • Note: STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. This project includes the cost of moving the district offices into the space currently used for high school English rooms, English classes into existing math classrooms, and math classes into the space currently used for wood tech and metal tech labs, PLUS the cost of building an addition onto the high school with new 21st century science, tech, engineering, arts and math rooms.

21st Century classroom updates/Infrastructure improvements - All schools   $2,700,500

Renovate two 1st floor science laboratories - Middle School   $577,000

Renovate three 2nd floor science laboratories - Middle School   $1,053,000

Addition of workroom/small group learning space - Charlton Heights   $524,000

Addition of workroom/small group learning space - Pashley   $394,000

Upgrade/renovate library media center - Stevens   $99,000

Renovate High school library & creation of Learning Commons   $891,000

Renovate High School Red Room to a multimedia auditorium   $178,000

Renovate High School Blue Room to a Black Box Theatre   $404,000

Renovate High School to create a student-run satellite store/bank   $86,000

Critical Infrastructure & Energy Conservation Needs    Total: $7,524,500

Roofing: replace oldest & deteriorated areas in our 11 acres of roofing   $2,099,000

Improve classroom electrical access, install more outlets   $944,000

Replace/install fire alarm systems   $449,000

Replace master clock & public address systems   $893,000

Renovate bathrooms in the worst condition in all five schools   $995,500

Reconstruct/replace deteriorated window sills   $264,000

Replace classroom asbestos floor tiles   $368,000

Repave Pashley entrance & parking lot   $344,000

Demolish original Stevens garage & construct pole barn at High School   $719,000

Replace classroom door locksets & closers at High School & Stevens   $99,000

Replace historic gym windows at Stevens   $350,000

Athletics & Physical Education Needs    Total: $5,027,000

Renovate High School track & lighting, install multi-purpose turf field   $2,970,000

Renovate High School gym   $290,000

Renovate all 3 elementary school gyms   $454,000

Remove Middle School tennis courts, replace with topsoil & seed   $36,000

Construct new exterior restrooms on end of High School science wing   $203,000

Renovate & expand High School phys. ed. classroom/fitness center   $1,074,000

Safety & Security Needs      Total: $1,769,000

Restructure Middle School traffic areas & construct a secure entrance vestibule   $769,000

Restructure Stevens traffic area & construct separate parking for parents/staff   $697,000

Reconstruct Stevens main office, adding a secure entrance vestibule   $250,000

Add security doors at High School gym lobby   $40,000

Renovate High School nurse’s office, cabinets   $13,000


Grand Total:  $34,172,000


Access Road to the equipment storage building at the high school

An addition to the renovations referendum approved by voters on May 20, 2014, was the purchase of property adjacent to the high school and an accompanying dwelling at 834 Route 50 in Burnt Hills using $148,000 of previously approved funds. [READ MORE]

See also: Referendum Factsheet (PDF), a one page handout including the list of projects

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