Mount Markham Capital Project Targets Priorities

Mount Markham Central School District’s $25.9 million capital project will, if approved, address a number of priorities.


At last week’s MMCS Board of Education meeting, Board members heard an outline of the work proposed. The presentation was given by Craig Dailey of King and King Architects and Jason Schwartz of BP Donegan.


Bailey said work on the capital project began in fall 2019 with tours of the district’s buildings by Board members. Late last year the district’s Facilities Committee joined in to identify what work would be in this project.


Bailey said four areas became the focus: infrastructure, roofing, site work and programming.


Work will include upgrading the fire alarm system so it falls under one manufacturer, an electrical upgrade, fuel and oil tank replacements and technology and security upgrades. These are for all three schools.


In addition, at the Elementary School, the cafeteria and stage will be upgraded along with the kitchen.


At the Middle School, the gym sound system will be improved, as will the auditorium, music area, art suite and Family and Consumer Science rooms.


Some of those same improvements will be done at the High School, which also includes replacing the freezer system.


In the Bus Garage, the lift and wash system will be upgraded.


Roof replacements will be on parts of the Middle and Elementary buildings. Both were put in during the 1990s.


Sitework includes drainage improvements and an upgrade to the Elementary School playground.


Bailey said the focus was on multi-purpose rooms.


The next step will be for the Board to approve the project going forward at the Oct. 12 meeting. That would also set the public vote for Dec. 7, 1 to 8 p.m.


If approved in December, the State Education Department would have next year for review and approval. Bids would go out in fall 2023 with…



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