Hornell School Capital Project Plans

November 30, 2022

Coming Up on Wednesday December 6th, there’ll be a budget presentation at 5:15 at the Intermediate School. In 2018, the Board of Education and district administration began working with its Facilities Committee, community members and a team of architects to assess our facilities and establish a master plan of work which will, in the end, support our students and be a source of pride for the community.

The district is pleased to propose Phase 1 of a three phase facilities master plan to the community on December 20, 2022. District voters can cast their vote on Phase 1 from noon – 9:00 pm in the High School Lobby. Phase 1 of this plan will improve district educational spaces and athletic facilties and will not exceed $32,040,000. Through careful planning, tax increases will not be required to fund the project.

Phase 1 Scope Items
At the North Hornell Hornell Elementary School the district plans to replace a 20-year old failing roof that is past warranty, as well as replace the bus loop entrance and canopy. At the Intermediate School, the district plans to update classroom finishes and adjust the sizes of classrooms, where appropriate, so they are consistent in size. This project will also renovate and create a space dedicated for second and third grade students and improve the Main Office and Health Office. In later projects, the district plans to address the gymnasium as well as improve
classroom space for instrumental and vocal music.

At the High School, the district plans to update classrooms for seventh and eighth grade students and renovate the student bathrooms throughout the building.
Additionally, the district plans to replace the old and failing turf and completely renovate and replace the existing tennis courts, which are currently unplayable due to safety hazards. In later phases, the district plans to renovate the B Gym and create a larger competition gymnasium with elevated walking track as well as update choir and technology spaces.

To fund the first phase of this master plan, the district will utilize special reserve funds (that are allocated for capital construction projects) and state aid. New York State distributes expense-driven building aid on school construction projects. As a result, by using the allocated reserves and aid from the state, this project will have no additional tax impact on the Hornell City School District residents.