Broadalbin-Perth is currently in the final stages of $42 million worth of capital projects that included replacement of windows, roofing, carpet and tile at both sites; security upgrades; renovations of Patriot Field and the middle school gymnasium; the building of an addition at the high school; and asbestos abatement.
Since 2007, when residents passed the most recent bond vote, members of the community have expressed few concerns about Broadalbin-Perth’s facilities to district administration. The most frequent complaints have been about the lack of permanent restrooms at Patriot Field and the inadequacy of handicapped parking at the district’s athletic fields.
What, if any, aspects of the district’s facilities do you think need to be repaired, improved, expanded or otherwise modified? Given the current economic climate and the district’s financial situation, do you think the community would support efforts by the district to address these needs?
- New York State reimburses Broadalbin-Perth 95 percent of the costs of construction and renovation projects that are included in bond votes passed by residents. This reimbursement rate is the highest offered by the state. Broadalbin-Perth is eligible for this rate in part because of the merger of the Broadalbin and Perth school districts.
- The New York State Education Department requires each school district to perform a survey of its buildings every five years. This requirement resulted from the large number of public school buildings in New York City that were falling into disrepair. The survey forces school districts to take care of their buildings, which are owned by the taxpayers and are public property. Broadalbin-Perth’s next five-year survey is scheduled to take place early in 2010.