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Board Member: Capital Project Support Appreciated

The Phelps-Clifton Springs Board of Education would like to thank the Midlakes community for your overwhelming support of the proposed $15.6 million capital project on December 11.

The voters’ approval of the capital project, by a vote of 307-72, will help ensure that our students and teachers learn and work in a safe environment that supports their needs and promotes success for years to come.

As a result of your support, the District will be able to take care of our facilities, improve operations, and maximize student opportunities.

The Board was humbled by the participation of the many staff, parents, and community members who attended public meetings and participated in focus groups leading up to the vote. The input of these volunteers helped us plan a project that meets our most critical needs with no additional tax impact. We understand and appreciate that being fiscally responsible is important to our taxpayers.

The District is excited to begin working with Edge Architecture to coordinate the detailed design work on the project. The final design will be reviewed by the New York State Department of Education before the work is sent out to bid.

Construction is expected to begin during the spring or summer of 2022. We will provide updates as they become available.

The overwhelming support for this capital project is just one more reason we are so proud to serve a community that is dedicated to its children and its school.

Like you, we love being members of this community and we will continue to work hard to ensure that our students have access to the facilities, education, and opportunities they deserve.

On behalf of all of our students, staff, administrators, and the Board of Education, thank you once again for your overwhelming show of support.

Laura Cirone is a member of the Phelps-Clifton Springs Board of Education