New York town approves $15.2 million in school improvements

January 10, 2024

Voters in the New York town of Caledonia in December approved a $15.2 million Capital Improvement Project for the Caledonia-Mumford Central School District campus. The project will renovate facilities for two schools to preserve aging building infrastructure, improve health and safety and integrate innovative learning technology. 

New York State will cover 84.1% of the total project cost. The remaining funding will come from the voter-authorized capital reserve. Bidding will begin December 2024, followed by construction during the summer months of 2025 and 2026. Caledonia is located southwest of Rochester. 

Both school campus buildings need extensive repairs to remain compliant and address building code issues. By investing in renovations and education upgrades, the district will extend the lifespan of the structures while increasing space for better educational programming. 

The campus’ Middle/High School will receive $7.8 million to renovate the facility’s library STEM Innovation Center and reconfigure the main office and building entry to improve safety and security. Other improvements include renovating shop spaces and upgrading the PA system. 

The district will upgrade the auditorium’s sound and control room and improve its seating, ceiling and lighting. Plans include upgrading the school’s boiler, replacing the loading dock freight elevator and replacing the roof. Other improvements involve building two dropoff loops to serve the Middle/High School. In addition, the district will replace several storm structures scattered across campus. 

The campus’ Elementary School project will have a $6.4 million budget. Like the Middle/High School, the district will renovate the building’s STEM library and secure the main office, entry and nurse’s suite. Plans include replacing the roof, windows and pavement. 

The district will replace the school’s boiler and upgrade the auditorium’s lighting and ceiling. The district also will build a dropoff loop and replace the exterior asphalt, sidewalks and granite curbs. Finally, the project will mill and overlay the south parking lot and entrance drive.

Photo courtesy of the Caledonia-Mumford Central School District

Paul Stinson

Paul Stinson has more than 15 years of journalism experience, including a decade covering the legislative and regulatory affairs of Texas, South Africa, and Germany for an affiliate of Bloomberg, L.P. His experience includes covering voting rights and the sectors of environment, energy, labor, healthcare, and taxes. Stinson joined the team in October as a reporter for SPI’s news publications, which include Government Contracting Pipeline, Texas Government Insider, and the newly-launched Government Market News. He is also a Fulbright Scholar to Germany, and an Arthur F. Burns Fellow. He holds a master’s in journalism from Indiana University.   

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