School board to focus on capital project


The Marlboro Central School District is in the early stages of developing a Capital Project to address key infrastructure updates, health and safety issues, and spacing improvements throughout the District.

Architects and engineers from CSArch, the firm hired to oversee the Vision 2020 project, have reviewed the District’s 2015 Building Conditions Survey and developed a list of potential items that they feel should be addressed. They will present their preliminary findings and make their initial recommendations during a series of Board of Education meetings scheduled in February and March. These meetings will be held in each of the various school buildings and will feature walking tours that will allow both Board trustees and community members to get an up-close look at the facilities and the work that could be included in the project.

All meetings will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dates and locations are as follows:
• Thursday, February 7 – Marlboro Middle School, 1375 Route 9W, Marlboro
• Thursday, February 21 – Marlboro High School, 50 Cross Road, Marlboro
• Thursday, March 7 – Marlboro Elementary School, 1380 Route 9W, Marlboro
• Thursday, March 21 – Town of Marlboro Community Meeting Room, 21 Milton Turnpike, Milton

The Board will take the architects’ recommendations into account, as well as input from the community and current financial resources available when developing a final scope of work for the Capital Project. They are expected to vote on a project proposal during a Board meeting on April 4, and the public will be asked to weigh in at the annual budget vote on May 21.

“As a District, we take pride in preserving and improving our facilities,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Brooks. “This Capital Project will allow us to address some identified safety and infrastructure work, which will ultimately enhance student programs and maintain quality school environments. We will be strategically developing a financial plan for the project that will minimize the local share related to the cost of the work.”

Brooks’ goal is to develop a project with no tax increase. He encourages community members to attend the upcoming meetings and make their voices heard throughout the planning process.

For more information, please contact 236-5802.


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