Dear Schodack CSD Community, 

We are excited to announce that this past Tuesday (May 16) the board of education approved the final contract for Phase 1 construction of our capital improvement project approved by district voters last year on May 17, 2022.

This project will cover necessary maintenance, renovations and improvements at all our primary district sites (Castleton Elementary, Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School, the District Office building and the Bus Garage). For a refresher on the improvement work included in this project, visit our Capital Projects page.

The site work for the project will be broken into two phases. Phase 1 will include site work at Maple Hill, the District Office and Castleton Elementary. Phase 1 is currently scheduled to start next week on Monday, May 22, with work on the Maple Hill Tennis Courts. This means you will begin to see workers around on district property and construction fencing going up around the tennis courts, which will be off-limits for the rest of the school year. Other minor site work will also begin during this last month of school but a majority of Phase 1 will take place over the summer. Our goal is to have it completed by the time students return to school in September. 

We are working with our contractor to ensure any construction taking place during the remainder of this school year does not disrupt our end-of-year building schedules or events. Most of the construction will take place outside and when students are outside they will be kept away from the work sites. 

Phase 2 construction will begin at a still-to-be-determined time in 2024 and is expected to be completed within that same year. It will include the remaining site work at Maple Hill, Castleton Elementary, the District Office and the Bus Garage.

We look forward to finally starting this work to improve our facilities. We will keep you updated on the progress of it and any potential impact it may have on programming or operations.