|AuSable Valley CSD||AVCS Middle High School Cafeteria||1490 Route 9N
Clintonville, NY 12924
|Beekmantown CSD||High School Auditorium||37 Eagle Way
West Chazy, NY 12992
|Chazy CRS||Auditorium||609 Miner Farm Road
Chazy, NY 12921
|Crown Point CSD||Cafeteria||758 Main Street
Crown Point, NY 12928
|Elizabethtown-Lewis CSD||Conference Room – Main Lobby||7530 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
|Keene CSD||Commons Area at the Main Entrance||33 Market St
Keene Valley, NY 12943
|Moriah CSD||Central Office Lobby||39 Viking Lane
Port Henry, NY 12974
|Northeastern Clinton CSD||Cafeteria Across from the District Office||103 Route 276
Champlain, NY 12919
|Northern Adirondack CSD||District Office||5572 Route 11
Ellenburg, NY 12935
|Peru CSD||Community Room||17 School Street
Peru, NY 12972
|Plattsburgh City SD||Duken Building – Gymnasium||49 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
|Putnam CSD||Gymnasium||126 County Route 2
Putnam Station, NY 12861
|Saranac CSD||HS-Large Group Instruction Room||60 Picketts Corners Road
Saranac, NY 12981
|Schroon Lake CSD||Auditorium Hallway||1125 U.S. Route 9
Schroon Lake, NY 12870
|Ticonderoga CSD||High School Lobby||5 Calkins Place
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
|Westport CSD||Auditorium Hallway||25 Sisco Street
Westport, NY 12993
|Willsboro CSD||Auditorium||29 School Lane
Willsboro, NY 12996
The taxpayers are being asked to authorize CVES BOCES to spend up to $29,850,000 on a capital construction project to improve educational environments, health, safety, and energy efficiency in the CVES BOCES. The impact on the individual component districts is indicated in the chart on page 2 of this newsletter.
Voters must be 18 years old by December 11, 2018 (the date of the vote), a U.S. citizen, and a resident of one of the Champlain Valley Educational Services BOCES component school districts for at least 30 days prior to the vote. You do not have to be a registered voter to vote on this referendum. Voters will be asked to show proof of residency (driver’s license, passport, utility bill, etc.)
Absentee ballots are available. For an application, call the CVES District Clerk Meaghan Rabideau at 518-561-0100.
The process of identifying a scope of work began in 2015, with state-mandated updates to the CVES Building Conditions Survey and facilities plan. The scope was then refined through architectural and engineering reviews, Facilities Advisory Committee meetings, and input from the 15-member CVES Board, representing 13 of the 17 CVES component districts.
CVES has also been in constant communication with the Boards of Education and administration of all 17 component school districts throughout the process, providing updates and receiving feedback from our partners in education.
If the Capital Project is approved by the voters on December 11, it is anticipated that the construction will start by the summer of 2020 and be completed by the of summer 2022.
The proposed Capital Project requires approval from a majority of voters in our BOCES districts. If the project is not approved, BOCES would have to address the health, safety and aging infrastructure needs, on a case-by-case basis via component district Board approval.
All costs for that work would have to be paid for from our BOCES capital fund with annual assessment to component districts. If the work has to be done on an emergency basis, it could also disrupt the educational environment. CVES would also lose the opportunity to eliminate lease costs of over $250,000 per year.