Capital Project Scheduled to Be Completed by Sept. 2018
In the fall of 2016, Schodack CSD expects to break ground on a Capital Project that will transform the 60-year-old Maple Hill High School building into a modern school to better meet the academic needs of students in grades 7-12.
The project will also improve Castleton Elementary School for students in grades K-6, including a new entrance to improve security and renovations to classrooms in the original portion of the school building.
The project is scheduled to be completed by September 2018. (The project was delayed due to a review by the State Education Department that took nearly a year.)
While students will transition to two school buildings in September 2018, Maple Hill Middle School will continue to be used for district office space and by StoryPlace Preschool and Questar III BOCES (through lease agreements that bring revenue into the district).
School administrators, faculty and staff worked closely with architects to help them design the Capital Project. Creative learning environments were emphasized to provide areas where students are comfortable learning and to support the outstanding academic programs offered by faculty and staff.
"Traditionally, school construction involves architects and engineers designing space within the approved budget and schools make their program fit within the design," said Superintendent Bob Horan. "This project took a different approach. We looked at what the school program will be and then had architects design around the program."
Voters approved the $20.1 million Capital Project in November 2014. The project is expected to have no local tax impact due to state aid, retiring debt and improved efficiencies.
For more information about the project, please see the resources below or visit an upcoming Board of Education meeting where updates are provided regularly and residents are encouraged to ask questions.
- Capital Project newsletter with details about project
- Conceptual plan for Middle School/High School
- Conceptual plan for Elementary School
- Video Summary of Workshop with Faculty, Staff and Students
- Detailed report (Educational Specifications) about Capital Project
- Summary of community conversations from an Educational Summit
- Email Interim Superintendent Lee Bordick or call him at 732-2297