Capital Repair Project Information

  • Capital Repair Project Supports Community Investment in Schools

    On Tuesday, May 15 the Kingston City School District is asking for voter support of an $8 million capital repair project. Proposed work includes roof replacements at M. Clifford Miller Middle School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, and Harry L. Edson Elementary School, as well as replacing boilers and emergency lighting at Edson.  

    The project will use approximately $3.08 million of the District’s capital reserve fund in combination with leveraging $4.92 million dollars in State Aid. Since funding is part of the New York State budget, taxpayers have already contributed through State taxes and have the opportunity to channel their contributions directly back into our community. 

    Although construction costs are projected to have a zero tax impact, the District still needs voter approval to spend the money and cannot spend more than is authorized by voters. 

    “Work identified in this projects addresses conditions that can cause serious damage to our buildings if neglected,” said Superintendent Padalino. “By combining our savings with State Aid monies, we are protecting the communities continuing investment in our schools.” 

    Harry L. Edson Elementary School 
    Roof Replacements............$986,000
    Emergency Lighting.............$18,000
    Boiler Replacements..........$300,000

    John F. Kennedy Elementary School
    Replace Roof.....................$950,000

    M. Clifford Miller Middle School
    Replace Roof...................$3,650,000
    Construction Costs............$5,904,000

    Construction/Environmental Remediation/Design Contingencies Costs - $885,600

    Soft Costs - $1,210,400

    TOTAL COSTS - $8,000,000
    Bond for Aided Portion - $4,920,000
    Balance from Capital Reserve Fund - $3,080,000

    ZERO TAX LEVY IMPACT