On October 24, 2016, the Wayland-Cohocton Board of Education approved a resolution  for  for a $17,500,000 capital project that is designed to address important facility needs throughout the District. The project will address specific facilities needs that were identified as requiring immediate attention. These needs were largely determined by District-wide conversations and our recent Building Condition Survey (BCS). which was mandated by New York State and submitted to the State Education Department. The needs were categories as follows: 
  • Asset Preservation
  • Structural, Health and Safety
  • Academic Program Enhancements
  • Accessibility
The overall financial plan calls for using a combination of State Building Aid and District savings to fund the project. Because both the Board of Education and the District Administration have been diligent about funding the Capital Reserve Fund, much of the "local share" portion of the proposed project that is not covered by State Aid will be paid from this Reserve Fund. Therefore, the proposed capital [project is estimated to have a minimal local tax impact to District residents and businesses.

An information brochure is being circulated to District residents as a brief introduction to the proposed project's scope and source of funds - more information will be available during the coming weeks, including the following: 
  • Capital Project Newsletter (to be mailed to residents)
  • Meeting with Local Organizations
  • Public Information Meeting (December 6, 2016)
  • Information on this Website
The Board of Education strongly encourages you to attend the Public Meeting on December 6, when you will have an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the project. We also urge you to come out and vote on December 13. 



 

Contact: Michael Wetherbee, Superintendent