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Upgrades to athletic fields in Kingston discussed with school board

Upgrades to athletic fields in Kingston discussed with school board

“A little over four years ago we sat down and thought, what are we doing for our infrastructure?” Rich Silverstein said. “What are we doing to take care of all of our different athletic venues so that we can get some longevity? If you take care of your snowblower, and you get it cleaned and take the oil and gasoline out every year and clean the filters, you’re going to get some longevity out of it.”

BOCES eyes $39MM, four-year renovation project to modernize facilities

BOCES eyes $39MM, four-year renovation project to modernize facilities

For the first time in generations, there are going to be significant renovations to the facilities under control of the Ulster County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, better known as BOCES. The open question is how the bills for the project are to be paid. BOCES administrators came to the November 3 School Board meeting in New Paltz to explain alternatives: either trustees of the eight school boards in the county decide how to finance their proportional share, or county voters can decide on a bond package by voting on a referendum. 

Kingston school buildings get finishing touches on new facilities

Kingston school buildings get finishing touches on new facilities

A few major facilities projects in the Kingston City School District are nearing completion according to school officials last month, including the Kingston High School Second Century Plan, which is coming in at $16.5 million under its original $137.5 million budget. Also wrapping up are projects at J.F.K. Elementary and M. Clifford Miller Middle schools.