2023 Capital Improvement Project
Areas To Be Addressed
Project Passes: 158 Yes, 60 No
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