Potsdam Schools' $18 million project is before voters today; polls remain open until 9 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 2:54 pm

POTSDAM – Potsdam School District voters are deciding the fate of an $18 million capital improvement project today.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. Voting is in the auditorium at the high school.

The proposed capital project would focus on making all three schools more energy efficient and allow the school to replace equipment dating back as far as 1929.

A summaryof improvements that would be included in the project follows:

High School -- $10.6 million

• Siding and window replacement on 1929 wing from library to auditorium

• Roof replacement

• Heating distribution system replacement—convert steam to hot water

• Auditorium renovations to ceiling, flooring, and stage

• Interior lighting replacement

• Exterior door replacement

Elementary School -- $3.1 million

• Roof replacement

• Interior lighting replacement

• Replace food service equipment

• Replace carpeting in main office and second grade wing

• Fix ceiling by gym

Middle School -- $3 million

• Interior lighting replacement

• Electrical distribution upgrades

• Reconstruct back parking lot, sidewalks and loading dock area

• Replace food service equipment

• Replace four exterior doors

• Minor re-roofing

Other -- $1.3 million

• Bus Garage fuel tank replacement

• Storm water management

• Parking lot improvements

• Roof replacement

• Fire Alarm System