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Hoosick Falls Central School District (HFCSD) invites members of the Capital Project Community Committee and of the general community to February’s Board of Education meeting to share their opinions regarding a school capital project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the High School Library at 7 p.m.

 On October 17, the 2017 Capital Project proposal for HFCSD was defeated by a vote of 456-418. The district is now asking community members for their opinions on the project and how the district should move forward in light of the work that needs to be completed to the school’s building and grounds.

There will not be a Capital Project Community Facilities Committee meeting on Feb. 13, as earlier planned. Instead, the board meeting will serve as a better opportunity for the district, committee members, and members of the community to communicate directly about the building and infrastructure updates that were proposed in the 2017 Capital Project.

Individuals who reside within the school district are still invited to serve on the Community Facilities Committee.

“The committee is very devoted to working out a solution that is best for our students and our community members,” said Ken Facin, superintendent of Hoosick Falls Central School District. “I’m very impressed with their dedication and commitment.”

Committee members can be anyone who has an interest in Hoosick Falls Central School and how a capital project might impact students, taxpayers, and the community overall. Whether you have a child or grandchild at the school or not, you can join the committee or come to the February Board meeting to offer your suggestions and input.

The 2017 Capital Project proposal included renovations to the building and classrooms including upgrading the lighting, HVAC, and plumbing systems; updating the school’s 55-year-old bathrooms to make them handicap-accessible, and classroom updates that would put the district more on par with national learning standards. Doing the changes as a capital project allows the district to qualify for and use millions of dollars of state aid to help pay for the repairs and renovations, so taxpayers pay a smaller part of the costs.

If you are interested in serving on the Community Facilities Committee, please call Pam Cottrell, district clerk, at 518-686-7012, ext. 1600.