This fall, building upgrades to enhance security measures and improve ventilation were completed at two Fayetteville-Manlius School District elementary schools.
At Fayetteville Elementary School, the ventilation system was upgraded, including the installation of an air conditioning system to create more comfortable, learner-friendly spaces and improve indoor air quality.
A new “storefront” security entrance was added at Enders Road Elementary School to enhance the safety and security of students, staff and visitors. The new entrance limits public access to the center courtyard of the building and includes new keycard access locks, as well as additional doors and windows.
The work was funded by New York State building aid, covering approximately 81.1% of the cost, and the district’s capital transfer funds. In May 2022, voters approved the 2022-23 proposed school budget, which authorized the district to spend up to $1.5 million in capital transfer funds to cover the work.
Capital transfer funds are used for high priority, smaller scale building and/or reconstruction projects in any of the district’s buildings or grounds.
In May 2023, voters approved the 2023-24 proposed school budget, which authorized the district to spend up to $2 million in capital transfer funds to cover work slated for projects at Mott Road Elementary School. The work includes renovating some of the school’s restrooms to ensure accessibility for all students and staff members, and ventilation improvement work, including installing an air conditioning system.
The work at Mott Road is not expected to begin until June 2024, pending New York State Education Department approval, and would be expected to be completed by September 2024.