New York town to use $17 million to improve school infrastructure

March 22, 2024

The Morristown Central School District (MCSD) in New York will kickstart a $16.9 million capital improvement project (CIP) to enhance safety and security measures, reinforce building infrastructure and address space adequacy. Construction will begin in 2025. 

The scope of work will include addressing inadequate space by reconstructing the kitchen and serving area. In addition, the district will renovate the cafeteria and add a dedicated food storage space and loading dock for deliveries. 

Plans include renovating the existing STEM classroom into an industrial arts and STEM suite for more programming and activities. MCSD will also replace seating and improve acoustics in the existing gymnasium. The district will expand the fitness center, nurse’s office and install an exterior entry to improve community access. 

MCSD will expand the school’s stage and convert it into a dedicated performance area. The district will add a choral music classroom, allowing students to practice without sharing the space with the gymnasium. 

The district will update the school’s infrastructure by installing HVAC and boiler systems. Plans also include expanding parking lots, restoring masonry and performing site drainage maintenance in the school’s transportation building. The school will build a restroom that can be accessed from the exterior of the building. 

MCSD will improve school safety and security by replacing all classroom doors and locks. In addition, the district will replace shared restrooms in the elementary wing. 

New York State will cover approximately 80% of the project’s cost. MCSD will contribute the remaining funding from capital reserves, available funds and tax levies. 

Photo courtesy of Morristown Central School District

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