2021 Capital Project
On Dec. 7, 2021, Fayetteville-Manlius School District residents approved a capital project that will provide infrastructure and programmatic space upgrades to F-M High School, the district’s only high school.
The project will provide a more secure access and better connect House 1 and 2, which were originally separate buildings, allow more opportunities for students to collaborate and better prepare students for the work they will be expected to complete when they move on to college and career settings.
The $52 million proposal aligns with the district’s 2020-23 Strategic Plan, which includes a focus on capital improvement projects that enhance learning spaces and building security and accessibility and that ensure district facilities are responsive to contemporary teaching and learning needs.
The district anticipates that construction will begin in spring or summer 2023.
The district held an informational meeting about the project on Nov. 30, 2021, that was livestreamed and is archived on the district’s YouTube page for those who missed it or would like more information about the project: Livestream link.
Check out the video below to take a quick tour of F-M High School and hear from Executive Principal Ray Kilmer what needs will be addressed in the project.
2021 Capital project news
F-M voters approve $52 million facilities project: Dec. 7, 2021
Capital project vote is TODAY, Tuesday, Dec. 7: Dec. 7, 2021
Proposal includes turf field replacement: Dec. 3, 2021
Capital project informational meeting planned for Nov. 30: Nov. 16, 2021
Capital project updates given at Parent Council: Oct. 1, 2021
Board members assess future facility needs: Dec. 4, 2020
2017 Facilities Project
On Dec. 5, 2017, Fayetteville-Manlius School District residents approved a $45.2 million facilities project proposal that will fix aging infrastructure, add instructional space, enhance security, improve accessibility for people with disabilities and create energy efficiencies.
“We are so grateful that our residents have authorized the district to move forward with these projects,” Superintendent Craig J. Tice said. “This work will protect taxpayers’ investment in our facilities and ensure that our students and staff are learning and working in safe and healthy environments designed for 21st century instruction.”
Construction began in spring 2019 and is anticipated to be complete by September 2023.
State building aid will pay for 75.3% of the work, about $9.4 million will be used from a capital reserve fund. The remainder will be paid for over 15 years with money from the district’s capital reserve fund and the property tax levy. The tax levy is estimated to increase 1.1% with a corresponding tax rate increase of $0.28, which equates to $28.44 per $100,000 of taxable value.