Residents in the southern New York town of Central Valley approved a $98 million Capital Improvement Project for the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District. The project will address infrastructure issues spanning seven schools and five district buildings.
The district infrastructure is several decades old and can no longer ensure comfortable teaching and learning environments, according to school officials.
Each will receive public address systems and upgraded facility fire alarms, carbon monoxide devices and classroom clock systems. Additionally, the district will replace boilers in five schools, including at three elementary schools.
The district will also upgrade electrical panels and install security vestibules in three schools. As part of its goal to create weathertight buildings, the district will restore masonry walls, exterior wall panels and replace roofs, ladders and access hatches at four schools and an education center.
The plans include upgraded technology classrooms and refurbished labs at a middle school.
Other upgrades involve refurbishing an auditorium and replacing 40-year-old tennis courts with pickleball courts and building an athletic field complex structure to provide accessible public restrooms, equipment storage and concessions.
Photo courtesy of the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District