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Voters approve the Ken-Ton UFSD $75 million capital improvement project

Everything you need to know about the Ken-Ton UFSD $75 million capital improvement project vote
Posted at 3:44 AM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 00:16:09-05

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — On Wednesday, the community voted to approve the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District's $75 million capital improvement project.

According to school officials, voters approved the district’s proposed capital project by a vote of 1,082 to 328.

The project would help repair many of its buildings which are between 60 and 90 years old, in addition to safety improvements and bus drop-offs and pick-ups.

Since the project gained approval, there is expected to be a property tax impact of $16.80 per $100,000 of full market value, according to the district.

Here's what the project would improve at each school in the district

Kenmore West High School

  1. Small gym renovations
  2. New parent drop-off
  3. Reconstruct parking lots and sidewalks
  4. Addition for Single Point of Entry
  5. Water pipe replacement
  6. Carbon monoxide detection system
  7. Partial roof replacement
  8. New unisex bathrooms

Kenmore East High School

  1. Artificial turf athletic facility
  2. New parent drop-off/bus drop-off
  3. Renovation for Single Point of Entry
  4. Water pipe replacement
  5. Carbon monoxide detection system
  6. Partial roof replacement
  7. Reconstruct parking lots and sidewalks
  8. New unisex bathrooms
  9. Baker Drains at pool

Herbert Hoover Elementary School/Middle School

  1. Six classroom addition (elementary side)
  2. New parent drop-off (elementary side)
  3. Middle school gym renovations (both gyms)
  4. Reconstruct parking lots and sidewalks
  5. Renovation for Single Point of Entry
  6. Water pipe replacement (both schools)
  7. Partial roof replacement (middle side)
  8. New unisex bathrooms (middle side)
  9. Baker Drains at middle school pool

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School/Middle School

  1. Renovation for Single Point of Entry
  2. Middle school gym renovations
  3. Water pipe replacement (both schools)
  4. Partial roof replacement (middle side)
  5. Reconstruct parking lots and sidewalks
  6. New unisex bathrooms (middle side)
  7. Baker Drains at middle school pool

Thomas A. Edison Elementary School

  1. Four classroom additions
  2. Add a new bus drop-off and sidewalks and reconstruct athletic field
  3. Parent drop-off lane
  4. Renovation for Single Point of Entry
  5. Water pipe replacement
  6. Window replacement
  7. Carbon monoxide detection system

Holmes Elementary School

  1. Renovation for Single Point of Entry
  2. Reconstruct parking lots
  3. Carbon Monoxide Detection System
  4. Water pipe replacement
  5. Entire roof replacement
  6. Replace gym divider

Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary School

  1. Six classroom addition
  2. Reconfigure main office layout and Single Point of Entry renovation
  3. Water pipe replacement
  4. Window replacement
  5. Cafeteria expansion
  6. Replace auditorium balcony seating (to support full school assemblies)