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Building Excellence Capital Project Vote
December 5, 2019
12:00pm - 9:00pm
Albanese Complex Auditorium & 
South Side Elementary School Gymnasium

Public Meetings
Friday, November 8th @ 6:00 pm in HS Forum Room
Tuesday, November 19th @ 7:00 am in HS Forum Room
Wednesday, November 20th @ 8:30 am in HS Room 145 
Thursday, November 21st @ 6:30 pm (Public Hearing in Auditorium)
Monday, November 25th @ 12:00 pm in HS Room 145


The Canastota school district is embarking on a facilities improvement project to address many of our buildings’ long-overdue safety and infrastructure needs. The Building Excellence project will include replacing and updating a significant number of mechanical, electrical and plumbing items, including boilers, pipes, wiring, air handling units, bathrooms, roofing and more at all four of our schools and the
transportation building.

Included in this proposal are several major security and safety upgrades, such as secure entry vestibules in each school and repairs to sidewalks, driveways and parking lots across the district.

This proposal will also allow us the opportunity to install an all-weather athletic field to benefit both our athletics and physical education programs and serve as another point of pride for the Canastota community. The total project cost is $25.89 million, and 87% of eligible expenses will be covered by State Aid. Another $3.2 million will be covered through our Capital Reserve Fund. Local taxpayers will be asked to invest about $3.4 million over 15 years to complete this work, which ranges from about $10-$28 per year on a $100,000 home.

Residents will be asked to vote on December 5, 2019 from 12 noon to 9 pm at the Albanese Complex Auditorium and South Side Elementary School Gymnasium. A public hearing is scheduled for November 21 at 6:30 pm. More information is available on our website, and community members can attend a number of upcoming forums in the coming weeks to ask questions, share their concerns and learn as much as they can about our long-term investment in our schools.


Capital Project Q & A can be found here. 
This list of questions and answers will be updated periodically. 

Building Excellence Capital Project News

November 2019

Project Q&A


October 2019
Capital Project Brochure
Proposed Turf Graphic
Pre-Vote Financial Report