August 14th, 2017
CANISTEO, NY – The Canisteo-Greenwood Board of Education agreed to move forward with a possible $17 million capital project with LaBella Associates. The final number could be as low as $15 million or as high as $17 million depending if any additional items are agreed upon. The work can be broken down as follows:
C-G High School – BCS base costs $2,566,302 with additional costs up to $1,944,096
C-G Elementary, Middle School – BCS base costs $5,613,818 with additional items $3,283,430
Canisteo Bus Garage – Option 1 totals $1,554,815 or option 2 at $2,112,660
Athletic Project Costs – $337,392
One big question brought up by board president Mike Nesbit was whether it would be cost effective to air condition the whole High School or just the 3rd floor as planned in the project. Nesbit’s concern was that only air conditioning the classrooms on the 3rd floor and not the second could create a rush of teachers requesting classrooms on the air conditioned floor. The first floor was not a major concern as most classrooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
According to Interim Superintendent Chris Roser, the school currently has enough monies in their capital reserve funds to finance their share of the project. This in turn would mean no extra burden on the local taxpayers.
In other news the board has hired Amanda Denkenberger to teach Special Education at the high school level. Denkenberger comes from teaching at Jasper-Troupsburgh with this being her fourth year on the job. Roser had much praise for her and said that she will be a great addition to their staff.