The members of the Board of Education unanimously approved the awarding bids for the first phase of the voter-approved $30.48 million capital improvement project at a special meeting on Thursday, May 24.
“We are excited to begin construction and watch as the project progresses over the next 14 months,” said Superintendent Daniel Connor. “There are so many positive changes that await our students, employees and community.”
Construction won’t officially begin until June 25, after schools have dismissed for the summer, in order to minimize disruption to the learning process. Once school begins, the district will do everything possible to work around its students and staff so that academic instruction is not interrupted.
Updates and progress photos will be posted to the district website as the project progresses. To learn more about the capital improvement project, visit www.gcsny.org/aboutus/capitalproject.
Notice about asbestos abatement
The first part of the capital improvement project includes asbestos abatement at the Goshen Intermediate School, C. J. Hooker Middle School and Goshen High School. New York state law requires a 10-day notice for hazardous material abatement; therefore the community may see a notice posted to the exterior doors of these buildings beginning June 15. Please note that work will not commence until June 25, when students and faculty are no longer in the buildings. All year-round employees will be relocated outside the affected areas.