Information pertaining to this project will be posted here as it becomes available.
The District is proposing this project to improve its educational facilities and address issues with its aging infrastructure. Just like any property, schools need regular upkeep and infrastructure upgrades if they are to continue to operate as intended and serve the needs of our students well. Chatham Central School District’s buildings range in age from approximately 50 to 118 years old. The majority of the work is proposed for Chatham High School, with a lesser scale proposed for MED Elementary School, Chatham Middle School, and the bus garage.
In December, 2021, Chatham CSD completed a thorough review of our facilities needs, as part of the state-mandated Building Condition Survey that school's are required to complete every five years. It identified several areas that require attention due to their age and condition, or where renovating/updating certain spaces would allow those areas to better meet the needs of students and the larger school community.
On October 25, 2022, the District's Facilities Committee provided the Board of Education with a preliminary vision for the scope of the potential project. The District is now in the process of refining that vision and determining what improvements would be included in a Capital Improvement Project proposal that residents would be asked to decide on. You can view that presentation below.
On November 28, Chatham Central School District held a public information session about the proposed capital project. You can view that presentation below.
The District's Facilities Committee will present their final recommendations and the Board of Education will vote on the project proposal at the Board's December 13, 2022 meeting.
Following adoption by the Board, residents will be asked to decide on the proposed project in a public referendum planned for February 2023
A public information session about the 2023 Capital Improvement Project proposal is scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school.