PALMYRA — By a vote of 166-56, Pal-Mac voters approved a referendum for a project with an estimated cost of $6.3 million.
Funding for the project will be by regular New York State Building Aid and Capital Reserve Funds. The proposed project will involve some work at every school building and at the transportation facility.
Replacement of the High School roof will by far be the largest component of the project scope, representing more than 85 percent of the estimated total project cost. More than 160,000 square feet (3.7 acres) of High School roofing that was originally installed nearly 25 years ago is scheduled for replacement.
“I am pleased with the result,” Sharon Lang, president of the Palmyra-Macedon Board of Education, said after learning the vote results. “We are now able to move forward with one of the recommendations of the Facility Committee, taking care of a community asset.”
Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2015.
One of the Facility Committee’s main recommendations was to investigate the viability of long-term consolidation of all Pal-Mac facilities onto a single campus. The Board has accepted that recommendation and will now investigate that possibility over the next two years.
“There are many questions to answer before we can determine whether facility consolidation may be in the best interest of our students and our community,” said Tim Ludwig, vice-president of the Board of Education.
It is expected that the Board will decide by late 2015 whether or not to make a consolidation proposal to Pal-Mac voters.