December 5, 2023

The Board of Education would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote today. The proposed capital project referendum was voted down with a total of

147 YES and 171 NO and 3 SPOILED votes.

The Board of Education will work with Superintendent Adams to explore next steps for planning a future capital project which will provide well maintained, safe, secure and accessible school buildings as we fulfill our mission to achieve Every Student Future Ready.

Dear Salem Community Members,

The Salem Central School District Board of Education and administration, in collaboration with district architects, Mosaic Associates, have identified priority items in the district’s most recent Building Condition Survey (BCS) that need to be addressed.

After 15-months of discussion and planning, with community input and thoughtful consideration, the Board approved a referendum to put forth a $14.7 million Capital Improvement Project that focuses on safety, security, and accessibility for Americans with Disabilities (ADA). All the work proposed in the 2023 Capital Project will honor and maintain the historical nature of the building.

Residents of Salem Washington Academy will vote on the project on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. in Room 418 in the High School.

The proposed Capital Project will:

  • Address safety, security, and ADA accessibility

  • Address infrastructure needs including roof replacement

  • Expand ADA parking near both the East and West entrances to the building

The District invites all members of the community to learn more about the proposed Capital Project during the following community presentations:

  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the Salem High School in Room 405

  • Thursday, November 9, 2023 at the Shushan Firehouse

  • Monday, November 20, 2023 at the Hebron Firehouse

All three meetings will begin at 6 p.m. 

We hope to see you there.