Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:30:48 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

JC School District Lays Out Plans for Renovations

Johnson City residents will soon vote on whether to approve a $17.8 million capital project.

The project is being called Vision 2015, and the money would go toward improvements to the 45 year old high school.

A public meeting on the spending plan was held Tuesday evening, which includes renovations to the high school's science labs to make them safe and meet Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) requirements.  The project also includes renovating the locker rooms to address equity issues between the boys and the girls' facilities.

The district has also proposed the installation of an artificial playing field.

The Flood of 2011 caused damage to Green's Field on Harry L. Drive and a new field would be installed on campus.

Many who spoke out Tuesday were concerned with the cost and safety of the turf field.

Officials said it would reduce daily maintenance, and would cost less to maintain over time.

current teacher and former coach Patrick Hayes, said it's an investment that will benefit more than just student athletes.

"There are many schools around us that have it already and they prove to be good facilities.  Facilities that the community can use as well as student athletes and it's just an overall better situation for the school, kids and the community," said Hayes.

"We can use it for the marching band.  Our marching band currently marches in a parking lot and that causes a lot of issues. you have traffic issues, everything.  This is going to them a chance also to perform," said school board president Rocky Martinez.

Officials said this project would not increase taxes.  $1.25 million is  coming from FEMA aid and $1.4 million from reserves.

The remainder will come from state aid and funds from retiring debt.

Residents can vote December 10th at the high school and at Family Enrichment Network.

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Johnson City or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Boy Hit by Car VIEW VIDEO
A nine year old boy escaped serious injury Tuesday after being struck by a car  at Hazel and Glennwood around three o'clock in the afternoon:   Binghamton Police tell us the youngster was crossing... more

Casino Bidders Hopeful with Thinning Competition VIEW VIDEO
With a thinning field of competitors,  there are two venues left vying for a license from the state to operate a Casino in the Southern Tier:   Both Tioga Downs in Nichols and Traditions at the... more

Siena Poll Shows Cuomo Could Lose Half his Lead in a 3-Way Race VIEW VIDEO
Polls have been showing Governor Cuomo far ahead of any single possible challenger in a re-election bid for the governorship--   But now, a Siena poll is showing that the large lead-- 30 points... more

Local Boston Marathon Runner Reflects on This Year's Race VIEW VIDEO
He's a bit sore but a Newark Valley man is back home after running in the Boston Marathon Monday.   Brian Kupp finished last year's Boston Marathon about an hour before the bombs went off.... more

Vestal Looking to Fund Chugnut Trail Extension VIEW VIDEO
There will be more of a trail to exercise along--if Vestal grant writers can get the funding to add 3.2 miles to the Chugnut Trail:   The plan is to extend the path from Vestal avenue, all the... more

B.C. Dems Call for Ethics Investigation on Bijoy Datta VIEW VIDEO
Democrats in the Broome County Legislature are calling for an ethics investigation of Deputy County Executive Bijoy datta.   At issue are emails sent by Datta to county workers urging them to... more

A Room To Heal Changes One Boy's Life VIEW VIDEO
A ribbon cutting and a first for 10-year-old Connor Ford. For the first time Ford, who suffers from Treacher Collins Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy, has his own room. "It's been amazing, just... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

FOX 40 Poll


Which Social Media Site Do You Use The Most?
 
Twitter
 
Facebook
 
LinkedIn
 
MySpace
 
Other
 
None
   

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...