FACILITIES REVIEW OPEN INVITATION
Refining Scope of 2019 Capital Project
RE: Hancock Central School District
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Hancock Central School District Board of Education and Superintendent Terry Dougherty invite community members to participate in a Facilities Review that will help determine the scope of a potential capital project in 2019. Dougherty was quick to clarify that if the “HCSD Board of Education chose to recommend a capital project referendum to the community in 2019, it would have ZERO TAX IMPACT on local property owners.”
The Facilities Review Committee will conduct an in-depth study over the next 8-12 months to identify areas in need of renovations and/or updates throughout the district. This study will focus on safety, security, building infrastructures and technology. Specifically, HCSD anticipates that work will be required at the Elementary and Middle/High School food preparation, service and cafeteria areas, the Bus Garage, the Louise Adelia Read Memorial Library, as well as district-wide security and technology infrastructure so as to improve safety and provide students with a state-of-the-art learning environment.
After the review, the Hancock Board of Education would decide whether to advance a referendum vote to the community, possibly in September of 2019. All costs related to the potential capital project vote would be funded by state aid or capital reserve funds set aside by the District as a result of prudent fiscal planning.
The Facilities Review Committee will accept up to three community members to participate on a first-come, first-served basis. The committee will work in concert with fiscal advisors, architects, district representatives, clerks and other designated members to refine the scope and costs of the possible 2019 Capital Project.
“The Hancock Central School District remains committed to capital projects that enhance, improve and maintain learning environments that give our students the opportunity to thrive locally, regionally and globally,” said Dr. Dougherty, whose district was recently honored as one of the 50 safest in upstate New York. “We are thrilled to offer these unique committee positions and strongly encourage community members to help us stay at the forefront of safety, education and technology.”
To learn more about joining the Facilities Review Committee, visit the District Office at 67 Education Lane in Hancock, call the Superintendent’s Office at 607-637-2511, or email Dr. Dougherty at TDougherty@hancock.stier.org.