Facilities project planning continues to move forward

After nearly a year of design and planning, construction is on the horizon for Fayetteville- Manlius School District’s facilities project.

The $45.2 million project, which district residents approved on Dec. 5, 2017, will fix aging infrastructure, add instructional space, enhance security, improve accessibility for people with disabilities and create energy efficiencies. The work will be divided into two phases: Phase IA and Phase IB.

The project’s first segment, or Phase IA, focuses on Enders Road Elementary School and Fayetteville-Manlius High School. Work is expected to begin during Summer 2019 and be completed sometime during the 2019-2020 school year. Phase IA of the project is currently under review by the New York State Education Department.

Wellwood Middle School is the focus of the project’s second phase, or Phase IB. Depending on SEDs approval, construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2020 and should conclude in September 2022.

Phase IA: Enders Road Elementary

  • Construct an approximate 4,000-squarefoot addition facing the playground, adding three large classrooms, two small classrooms and restrooms to be used during recess
  • Renovate existing locker rooms currently used for storage into restrooms, storage space and offices for the gymnasium
  • Install partitions for instructional flexibility in four small existing classrooms
  • Create a new single restroom in the building’s north wing
  • Replace obstructed sanitary line located under floor slab
  • Consolidate heating system from multiple boilers into two new boilers

Phase IA: F-M High School

  • Upgrade 10 restrooms dating back to the 1960s to better align with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Renovate and expand library and relocate instructional support spaces

Phase IB: Wellwood Middle School 

  • Construct an approximate 15,000-square-foot addition facing Fayetteville Elementary School that would relocate from the basement the school’s kitchen, cafeteria, and music instructional spaces
  • Create new, secure main entrance area in proposed addition, which would include main office and nurse’s office
  • Expand the existing bus loop to accomodate all school buses
  • Move front parking lot adjacent to the proposed addition and increase it by 76 spaces (64 to 140)
  • Create a ramp between the new main entrance and the existing building for improved accessibility
  • Renovate and upgrade classrooms, including installing new windows, new lighting and create flexible learning spaces