Canton Central School District
The culmination of this effort led to two successful referendums totaling $24.9 million, transforming the building’s infrastructure and classrooms at the Middle School, and site work improvements.
Beginning in 2011 with a Boiler Plant Study prepared by IBC Engineering, Canton CSD set out to identify its aging infrastructure and transform their complex from steam heat to hot water. This upgrade required the replacement of six (6) boilers in their central plant along with pumps, distribution piping, and controls. Phase 2 of the upgrades addressed the air handling units; added air conditioning and replaced all electrical infrastructure serving the building.
The most significant transformation within the school walls was the reconfiguration of the Middle School classrooms from an open concept without walls to individual classrooms which incorporated 21st Century Learning concepts. Work included the reconstruction of the Middle School pool locker rooms, updating all school toilet rooms to meet accessibility requirements and new finishes, new lockers throughout the Middle School and security enhancements at the offices and classrooms. Work at the bus garage included replacement of bus lifts and increasing the height of the entry doors to allow for larger buses to be maintained.
Exterior improvements included a new baseball/softball field complex on State Street. The complex consists of a varsity baseball and softball fields and three peewee fields. Bleacher seating, scoreboards, concession stand, and parking were part of the overall plan which was completed in 2018. Improvements to the multipurpose field and track were completed in Phase 1, and new bleachers and press box were added as part of the second phase. The bus loop was reconstructed, and new sidewalks at the school entrances were installed.