November 10, 2016
Board of Education approves Capital Project Ė public vote on
The Hilton Board of Education adopted a $32,250,000
capital project proposal during their regular meeting on
Oct. 25. A public vote will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15
from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The project will have no impact on
local property taxes. Included in the proposal is work to
all of the districtís school buildings with a focus on
safety and security, in addition to work identified in the
building condition survey conducted by LaBella Associates,
the districtís architecture, engineering, planning and
consulting firm. The New York State Education Department
requires that public schools conduct a building condition
survey every five years.
A Long Range Planning Committee, including district
staff, community members and parents, began meeting over the
summer to review the building condition survey and
prioritize district capital needs in order to develop a
recommendation to the Board of Education.
Highlights of the proposed project include:
More secure main school
entrances that restrict unauthorized visitor access to
the rest of the buildings.
New playgrounds at
Northwood, Quest and Village Elementary Schools that
replace 11-16 year old equipment.
Pavement, sidewalk and curb
replacement at Hilton High School and Northwood
Kitchen equipment at the
High School, Merton Williams Middle School and Quest
that replaces 44-66 year old equipment.
HVAC, roof and electrical
work at the High School, Merton Williams, Northwood and
Village that was identified in the building condition
Classroom renovations at
the High School and Village.
Renovations to the varsity
softball field and locker/team rooms; tennis court and
fencing replacement; and HVAC improvements to pool
Residents can find more detailed information in a
Capital Project newsletter mailed to homes in early
December. Community information meetings also will be
scheduled throughout November and early December. Complete
information will be available at Hilton.k12.ny.us.