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Proposed Capital Project - 2018

Vote December 12, 2018 from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. at Ichabod Crane High School

Ichabod Crane CSD is proposing a $27,115,200 Capital Improvement Project that would modernize classroom space, strengthen our educational and athletic programs, and address health & safety and infrastructure concerns. The proposal follows a comprehensive Building Condition Survey and programmatic review our District recently conducted to assess the physical condition of our buildings & grounds and determine how our facilities could best support the needs of our students, both now and in the future. District residents will be asked to decide on the project in a vote scheduled for December 12, 2018.

ICCSD anticipates receiving 73.5% in NYS building aid, meaning our District’s share is projected to be 26.5% of the total cost, or $7,185,528.

Proposed Project Highlights Include:

- Campus-wide Health & Safety improvements, including:

  • hardening and securing building entrances
  • improving fire alarm systems in all buildings
  • enclosing the Middle school cafeteria
  • repairing and/or replacing various exterior sidewalks and other common-area features across the campus

- Multiple classroom improvements in High School to support STEAM Education

  • Renovations to improve/modernize science, technology, art and math classrooms
  • Renovations/addition to the Technology/Shop classroom to support a safe and adequate learning environment

- Consolidation of mental health services, guidance counseling, and school resource deputy into a new “Guidance and Support Services Suite” in the High School

- Improvements to the High School Auditorium, including a new roof, doors and stage floor and a more secure sound booth

- Full classroom renovations in all three Middle School “pods” or wings, including preparation during renovation for future possible air conditioning upgrades

- New secure music instrument storage and upgrades to the acoustics in the Middle School Music Suite

- Full-scale renovation and improvement of the Middle School Gym to support increased student population and academic programming in that building, which houses grades 4-8

- Improved/expanded bleachers at the Multi-Purpose Field, including preparation during installation for future possible addition of a press box  

- Campus-wide infrastructure improvements including:

  • Roof repair work at the High School
  • Installation of new high-efficiency boilers at the Middle School and High School   
  • New lockers in the 300 wing of the High School
  • Various interior and exterior plumbing, electrical and kitchen area improvements throughout the campus
  • Addition of a “Connection Drive” for buses between the Middle School and Primary School, as well as storm water management improvement and parking lot modifications and improvements at the Middle School
  • Minor interior/exterior improvements at the Maintenance Building and Bus Garage

Information pertaining to the project is posted to this page as it becomes available.

Important Dates

School Open Houses

There will be informational tables at each school's Open House, where community members can learn about and discuss the Capital Project with Board members and school administrators.

  • Thursday, September 13 at 6 p.m. - Middle School
  • Tuesday, September 18 at 6 p.m. - Primary School (Gr. 1 & 3)
  • Thursday, September 20 at 6 p.m. - High School
  • Tuesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. - Primary School (Gr. K & 2)
  • Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m. - Middle School

Capital Project Public information Night

  • November 14, 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium

Additional meetings may be scheduled; check here for updates about meetings


Informational Resources


Financial Summary & Scope of Work Overview Brochure(en Español)- updated 9/18/2018

Primary School Proposed Plan for Renovation - 9/13/2018

Middle School Proposed Plan for Renovation - 9/13/2018

High School Proposed Plan for Renovation - 9/13/2018

Map of Proposed Site Work- 9/13/2018

Proposed Security and Safety Improvements- 9/13/2018

Current Photos of Proposed Improvement Sites - 9/13/2018

Preliminary Cost Estimate - updated 9/18/2018

FAQ (Hand Out for Open Houses) - 9/18/2018




Capital Project Development Presentation (Board of Ed Community Forum)-7/24/18 (details items the Board was considering during the development phase for possible inclusion)


In the Media


Now ICC Ponders $27M question - The Columbia Paper, 9/13/2018

ICC school board ponders $25-million question - The Columbia Paper, 8/21/2018

ICC board’s not ready yet to show anybody the money - The Columbia Paper, 8/21/2018

ICC has wish list. Now for the plan - The Columbia Paper, 7/26/2018

ICC proposes $44.77M capital project - The Register-Star, 7/25/2018

ICC to preview $39.9M district improvement plan - The Register-Star, 7/23/2018

ICC eyes capital repairs, upgrades - The Columbia Paper, 6/29/18

Related News

Board Hosts Capital Project Community Forum July 24

Join Us on June 19 to Learn More About Potential Capital Project

Questions or Comments?

Community members who would like to contact the Board of Education with questions or feedback about the Capital Project can reach the Board via email at

Previous Capital Projects

Information on earlier capital projects is available here