Potential Capital Project

1Building Tour and Information Session

The Salem Central School District invited district residents to tour the school building and hear a review of the Building Condition Survey on Thursday, July 20, 2017. 

The purpose of the tour and informational meeting was to begin to inform the community about the condition of the building and the potential need for a building project.

“We have many items in our Building Condition Survey that we need to address,” said Salem Central School District Superintendent David Glover. “It is important for our community to understand the condition of the campus and the work that needs to be done to preserve our historic building.”

New York State requires school districts to conduct Building Condition Surveys every five years. The most recent report for Salem CSD was completed two years ago.

“That report told us that many of our systems, such as our heating, security, and fire alarms systems are beyond the end of their useful lives. These are all vitally important to the health, welfare, and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and everyone who visits our campus,” Glover said.

Additional maintenance items included in the Building Condition Report include masonry work, unsafe playground, outdated locker rooms, and updates required to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications. The district reviewed the information in the building condition report over the past few years and considered not only the maintenance needs of the school, but also the educational possibilities for the students, according to Glover.

“While the health, safety, and welfare of our school and community comes first, we want to look toward the future of what our school could look like based on this report and collect input from the community while remaining fiscally responsible to the taxpayers,” he stated. “We want to gather wider input to help the Board of Education determine the potential for a building project in the near future.”

Residents who were unable to attend the July 20 tour can read a recap of the questions asked here. 

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