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Capital Projects

2021 Capital Improvement Project Progress & Updates

This capital improvement project was approved in a public vote on December 7, 2021.

Site work in January 2024

Below are highlights of some site work that took place during January 2024.

Rensselaer Park Elementary School

Cafeteria Addition

See January 2024 pictures on Google Drive here.

Girls Locker Room, Bathrooms & PE Office

See January 2024 pictures on Google Drive here.

Site Work in November 2023

Below are highlights of some site work that took place during November 2023.   

Athletic Facilities

Softball & Multipurpose Athletic Synthetic Turf Field Addition      

See November 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Rensselaer Park Elementary School

Music, Speech & Art Rooms

See November 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Cafeteria Addition

See November 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Site Work in October 2023

Below are highlights of some site work that took place during October 2023.   

Athletic Facilities

Softball & Multipurpose Athletic Synthetic Turf Field Addition      

See October 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Rensselaer Park Elementary School

New Playground

See October 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Girls Locker Room

See October 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Cafeteria Addition

See October 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Site Work in September 2023

Below are pictures of some site work that took place during September 2023.   

Athletic Facilities

Softball & Multipurpose Athletic Synthetic Turf Field Addition      

See September 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Rensselaer Park Elementary School

 Art Room and Girls Locker Room

See September 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Music Room and Speech Room

See September 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Cafeteria Addition

See September 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Site Work & Demolition in August 2023

Site work continued at Rensselaer Park Elementary School, Knickerbacker Middle School and the outdoor athletic facilities throughout the month. Below are pictures of some site work that took place in these areas during August 2023.  

Athletic Facilities

Softball & Multipurpose Athletic Synthetic Turf Field Addition  

See August 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Rensselaer Park Elementary School

Music/Art Corridor Renovations  

See August 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Cafeteria Addition

See August 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Knickerbacker Middle School

Boiler Replacement

See August 2023 pictures on Google Drive here.

Site Work & Demolition in July 2023

Site work continued over the summer at Rensselaer Park Elementary School, Knickerbacker Middle School and the outdoor athletic facilities. Below are pictures of the site work that took place in July 2023. Also, in early June 2023, the Lansingburgh High School Track was closed so resurfacing work could be started. The resurfacing work was completed in July and it is again open to students and the public. 

Athletic Facilities

Track Resurfacing (Completed)

See pictures on Google Drive here.

Softball & Multipurpose Athletic Synthetic Turf Field Addition

See pictures on Google Drive here. 

Rensselaer Park Elementary School

Parking Lot Replacement

See pictures on Google Drive here.

Music/Art Corridor Renovations

See pictures on Google Drive here.

Cafeteria/Kitchen Addition

See pictures on Google Drive here.

Knickerbacker Middle School

Boiler Replacement

See pictures on Google Drive here.

(October 11, 2022) Board of Education Presentation

Below you can find the presentation given by SEI Design Group at Lansingburgh's Board of Education Meeting on October 11, 2022. This presentation provides an overview of almost all components of the project that will be completed over the next few years.
This presentation includes computer renderings of completed spaces. These are not meant to be exact representations of what completed construction in these spaces will look like.    

Capital Improvement Project Approved by Voters on December 7, 2021

On Tuesday, December 7, voters of the Lansingburgh Central School District approved a proposed $16,664,405 Capital Improvement Project by a vote of 259 (Yes) to 120 (No). The approved project includes multiple upgrades to Rensselaer Park Elementary and the district’s athletic facilities, which you can read more about below.

The district thanks all the Lansingburgh CSD community members who came out today and exercised their right to vote.

"We are grateful to the Lansingburgh community for approving the funding for this project. It will allow us to create a more suitable space for the students and staff at Rensselaer Park Elementary School and expand upon our athletic facilities. I look forward to beginning the planning phase," Superintendent Dr. Antonio Abitabile said.

Voting

Not sure which of the 2 voting locations is yours? Call our District Office at 518-233-6850
Voting takes place on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 12:00 - 9:00 PM. Eligible registered voters will vote at one of the locations below depending on which Lansingburgh voting district they live in. 

  • Voting District 1: Lansingburgh High School Gym (320 7th Ave.)
    • The voting location for those living north of 101st St to the south of 118th St.
  • Voting District 2: Turnpike Elementary School Gym (55 New Turnpike Rd.)
    • The voting location for those living north of 118th St to the end of Pleasantdale; Northern Drive; Corliss Park; Miami Beach Estates; Highpointe; all of Brunswick 7; and all of Speigletown.
    • Speigletown Fire House is not a voting location.

Videos

Below are three short videos of Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Antonio Abitabile, giving a presentation about the proposed Capital Project vote on Tuesday, December 7. We encourage you to watch these short videos if you are interested in learning more about the project's impact on taxes, scheduling and the proposed scope of work at Rensselaer Park Elementary and our athletic facilities. To follow along with the slides presented in the videos, refer to November 2021 presentation under "Public Presentation Materials" below.

  1. Video 1: Overview of Proposed Scope of Work
  2. Video 2: Cost, Impact on Taxes & Schedule 
  3. Video 3: Comparison to Past Projects & Voting Info   

Newsletter 

Public Presentation Materials

Financial Impact of Proposed Project

  • Amount Paid For by Taxpayers: 8% of the total cost: $1,181,012 
    • Below is the maximum increase average taxpayers would see on their tax bills:
      • Lansingburgh Residents: $10.08 
      • Brunswick Residents: $14.05
      • Schaghticoke Residents: $13.19
      • Pittstown Residents: $0.28
  • Amount Paid For by NYS Building Aid: 92% of the total cost: $14,316,647
  • Total Cost of Project: $16,664,405
    • Amount Up for Taxpayer Approval: $15,497,658
    • The remaining costs are covered through alternate funding

Public Information Session

There will be a Public Information Session about the capital project on Tuesday, November 23 starting at 6:00 PM in Turnpike Elementary. Voters interested in learning more about the project are encouraged to attend and ask questions. 

Voter Registration

New or unregistered district residents eligible to vote on the proposed capital project may register to vote on Tuesday, November 23. If registering to vote, come to the District Office (55 New Turnpike Rd) between 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM. 
Voters do not have to own property and do not have to be a parent of a Lansingburgh student
In order to be eligible to vote, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A legal resident within the district for a period of 30 days immediately prior to Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

If registering on November 23 make sure your legal address is the address on your 1) Drivers license. 2) Federal Income Tax form 3) Car registration form. 4) Where you are registered to vote in the county, state and federal elections.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots may be applied for at the Office of the District Clerk (55 New Turnpike Rd). Applications for absentee ballots can be found here and must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or prior to December 6, 2021, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.
Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote, Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

Capital Project Voting Timeline

  • October 5, 2021
    • Project design, program and budget finalized
  • October 18, 2021
    • Special board of education meeting to approve preliminary project design and budget
    • Board resolution to establish a date for voter referendum project approval (public voting date)
    • Legal notice about voter referendum submitted to the newspaper
  • Early November 2021
    • Mailer/newsletter sent to all district residents with more details about proposed capital improvement project, including financial impact.
  • November 23, 2021
    • Public information meeting for the community about the proposed capital improvement project at 6:00 PM
    • Voter registration date for new/unregistered eligible district residents at the District Office from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • December 7, 2021
    • Public vote for project approval from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM