Port Byron CSD
Capital Improvement Project
Just north of Auburn in Cayuga County, Port Byron CSD's elementary, middle and high schools serve about 1,000 students.
Residents of Port Byron Central School District approved their recent $5.6 million capital project by a vote of 202-181. The project had no local tax impact on the District's residents and businesses. Campus was selected early in the planning process and provided a full range of pre-referendum services, including architect selection assistance and public information campaign development.
The project's key components included a community fitness center that is open to residents when not in use by students. Other community benefits include a shared fueling facility with the Town and Village.
The project also addressed maintenance, health & safety, and energy conservation improvements. Maintenance renovations included new roofs, window replacements, new pavement, and HVAC upgrades. Health, safety & security improvements include asbestos abatement, a renovated nursing suite, and secure entrances. Solar panels, lighting upgrades, electrical and mechanical improvements round out the project's energy conservation improvements. The solar panels will produce enough electricity to begin paying a dividend to the District within two years, based on the receipt of grants and state aid for the installation of special panels.