Exterior of the Pembroke Primary School. Courtesy of the Pembroke Central School District.

New York town approves $37 million for school improvements

November 15, 2023

Voters in the Pembroke Central School District in New York approved a bond measure that will provide $37.5 million to support a series of renovations, enhancements and installations to school facilities. Construction is expected to start in summer 2024. 

Proposition 1 will allocate $36 million for updates to the district’s junior/senior high school, intermediate school and primary school. At the junior/high school, the funds will help install new house lighting for the auditorium and theatre, and renovations to the pool that will include building a spectator seating area. The band room will receive acoustic enhancements and extra instrument storage. The district will regrade the baseball field and install proper drainage. Other projects include repaving the teacher lot and front circle drive. Additionally, the gymnasium will be enhanced with concessions, additional spectator seating and relocated and renovated locker rooms. 

The intermediate school’s art room will be enhanced, and the band and music rooms will receive upgraded acoustics, lighting, storage, flooring and a new sidewalk. The auditorium will receive lighting enhancements, hallway repairs, improved ADA access and rectified storm drainage issues. 

Additional plans call for expanding the gymnasium and relocating the PE office. The district will also replace the PA, phone and clock system along with several classroom and external doors. Finally, the school will receive railings along the exterior stairs. The district will upgrade the primary school’s playground and build an ADA-compliant ramp for the school’s front steps. 

Proposition 2 will put $1.5 million toward ADA-compliant doors at the high school’s front main entrance. It will also help install new doors, radiant slab walkways for snow melt, wind screen walls and canopies and make landscaping and site improvements.

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