Dear Putnam Valley Community:
Will you join us?
Our Facilities Planning Committee, made up of parents, staff and administrators, met several times to consider the District’s academic and extracurricular spaces and the needs of our students and community now and in the future. We are very excited to share that we have a plan that includes improvements to all three buildings without any increased tax burden on our community.
The proposed project includes the following highlights:
Elementary School – creation of new innovative learning spaces and upgrades to existing auditorium/all purpose space
Middle School – creation of modern learning commons (library), renovation and expansion of kitchen and cafeteria/auditorium, creation of small group instructional spaces and addition of music lesson rooms, additional flexible classroom space, updated bathroom facilities, building upgrades, HVAC improvements, upgrades to gymnasium, entry canopy)
High School/Middle School campus – creation of a Health and Wellness Center (to be used for Interscholastic sports: modified, Junior Varsity, Varsity, and MS recess, HS Physical Education and Health classes, community youth athletic programs)
You will notice that a majority of the project would be at our Middle School, which has remained markedly untouched over the past 45 years.
The Board of Education is expected to approve the project proposal within the coming weeks and proceed with placing a referendum before the voters on or about December 4, 2018.
It is imperative that we get factual information out to the community, and we are seeking the assistance of parents, staff and community members. Please consider joining us on September 26, at 6:30 pm, in our Middle School ALL room (Active Learning Lab) to get more information about the project and to brainstorm and share suggestions on how to best reach our community with this information.
Who are we looking for? We are looking for You!
You’ve been following, but are not sure what the project includes or how it will not increase the tax burden? Join us.
This is the first you’ve heard about the project? Join us.
You’re new to the school system and don’t have much of an opinion yet? Join us.
You’ve been in PV for years, you’re about to graduate out your last child or you’re about to retire? Join us.
You live in Putnam Valley; you love Putnam Valley? Join us.
We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends on September 26. If you can attend, please email Jeannie Denike at JDenike@pvcsd.org. Please call with any questions, (845)528-8143 x1320.
As always, thank you for your partnership!
Dr. Frances Wills
Superintendent of Schools