Remsen schools mark start of $8.7M capital project

Published Sep 12, 2018 at 4:00pm

REMSEN — Remsen is getting a renovated high school career and technical education center as the major part of an $8.7 million capital-improvement project.

The main work is to update and improve the center, which houses art, agriculture, family and consumer sciences, guidance, business and technology. Another major part is roofing on both buildings, according to Superintendent Rebecca Dunckel-King.

Other work includes resurfacing the track, renovating the old storage building, locker-room improvements, adding hardware and upgrades for interior and exterior doors for safety, along with repairs to elementary-school masonry and drainage for the softball field.

District voters in December 2016 approved using a $1.9 million capital fund toward the work. The rest of the cost will be paid through state aid, and no additional tax impact is expected.

The 411-student district marked the start of the project with a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday evening. Affected classes in the high school career and technical center have been relocated for the duration of the project there, which is expected in February.

The district has a version of the pre-referendum project newsletter on its website at https://www.remsencsd.org/Page/1288,