Capital project vote is TODAY, Tuesday, Dec. 7

Fayetteville-Manlius School District residents will go to the polls TODAY, Tuesday, Dec. 7, to vote on a proposed high school capital improvement project that is focused on modernizing and expanding F-M High School, the district’s only high school.

Vote times

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 

Vote location

Fayetteville Elementary School 

704 S. Manlius St., Fayetteville

What’s included in the proposal?

  • Addition to House 2 that would create a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) wing 
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Auditorium acoustical upgrades
  • Classroom renovations and enhancements
  • Consolidated main office suite and new nurse’s office adjacent to the single-point of entry near the auditorium 
  • Fire alarm and public address system upgrades
  • HVAC replacement to improve ventilation and air filtration, including the addition of air conditioning in House 2
  • Major mechanical system upgrades 
  • New auxiliary gym adjacent to the wellness center
  • New broadcast journalism space adjacent to the auditorium 
  • New elevator and staircase by House 2 main entrance 
  • New fire lane around the back of the building
  • New learning support center adjacent to the expanded cafeteria 
  • New photography instructional space adjacent to the art classrooms
  • Sidewalk and asphalt replacement
  • Stadium turf replacement
  • Two-story cafeteria addition and renovation with hallways to connect House 1 and 2 to improve the pedestrian traffic flow and building security

Project financials

Proposed project cost

$52 million

Estimated tax levy increase


Estimated tax rate increase

With the use of $7.2 million from the district’s capital reserve fund, it is estimated that the project would result in a tax rate increase of 1.89%, or $47.80 for a home in the town of Manlius assessed at $100,000, which would be phased in over a four-year period beginning in 2024-25. 

That is estimated to equate to an average per-year increase of $11.95 per $100,000 of taxable value.1.89%, which equates to $47.80 per $100,000 of taxable value.

More information

More information about the proposed project is available online.