Voters approve 2024 Capital Project

Voters in the Niskayuna Central School District have approved a $47.17 million capital project that will renovate and expand Van Antwerp Middle School, modernize the district’s five elementary schools, and complete critical infrastructure improvements at the high school.  

The referendum passed by a margin of 74 percent (860 votes) to 26 percent (306 votes).  The results were announced at Niskayuna High School after polls closed at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, and included all in-person, absentee and early mail ballots cast. 

“We are so grateful for the community’s support of this significant investment in our schools,” said Superintendent Carl Mummenthey.  “With this investment, we will prepare our campuses for the next generation of young learners.”

Nearly 70 percent of the project’s costs will be funded by the state. The balance of the costs will be paid through the district’s capital reserve fund and the local property tax base.  The project carries a proposed tax increase of 0.85 percent.

The design phase for the project will be completed this spring, followed by submission to the New York State Education Department for review and approval.  Construction is scheduled to be completed in phases beginning in 2025 and concluding in 2028.

For more information, please visit the Our Schools Our Future webpage.