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On October 5, the Averill Park Central School District Board of Education voted in favor of putting a Capital Project referendum out to the public, which will address safety, security, accessibility, and opportunity. The special vote will be held on December 8, 2020.

The Capital Project referendum was originally scheduled to be held in May. This was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have been working on this project for a long time, but we had to hit the pause button when the pandemic hit,” APCSD Superintendent James Franchini said. “We are sensitive to the needs of our community members, as well as our student body, and feel strongly the need to keep the ball moving on this project. We are excited that the Board of Education approved the resolution for the community to vote on this referendum, which will assist us in meeting the needs of and creating opportunities for every student every day.”

In developing the Capital Project plan, the district solicited input from various stakeholders including members of the community, faculty, staff, school board members and administrators. A long-range planning committee met frequently beginning in 2017.

The referendum will have two separate propositions. The first is focused on safety and the building condition survey. The second includes enhancements to athletic facilities and Algonquin Middle School’s 1967 Practical and Fine Arts wing. The first proposition must pass in order for the second proposition to pass.

We will be communicating more information on this project in the coming weeks.

For a presentation from Mosaic Associates which was delivered to the Board of Education, click here.