2023 Capital Improvement Project

Tax-Neutral Renovation Project Proposed For Cato-Meridian CSD

  • On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the Cato-Meridian Central School District is asking its residents to consider approving a 33.1 million dollar improvement project referendum to make capital improvements and educational enhancements to both of our schools. The District will utilize state building aid, future retirement of debt, and funds in reserve to ensure no additional taxpayer cost from this project. 

    This proposed project is equally balanced between our Elementary and Junior-Senior High School. 

    Highlights among the proposed items are: 

    Existing Infrastructure Upgrades ($15.1 Million):
    Replace entire septic system to address DEC violations 
    Recoat Existing Roof Systems to extend warranties 
    Kitchen and Serving Lines Reconstruction 
    Portico Columns Reconstruction 
    Reconstruction to Walkways, Curbing, Stairs, etc. 

    Educational Enhancements ($9.5 Million): 
    Reconstruction of the Library/Media Center at Elementary School 
    Update existing Tech, STEM, and Agriculture spaces at Junior-Senior High School 
    Science and Family and Consumer Science Classroom Reconstruction 

    Fine Arts, Athletics and Community ($8.4 Million): 
    Elementary (Old MS Gym) Gym Reconstruction 
    Elementary School Auditorium Upgrades 
    Upgrades to Stadium Lights 

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