Schenectady Revitalization Plan 2030

Schenectady Revitalization Plan 2030

Superintendent Anibal Soler, Jr. presented, to the Board of Education on January 4, 2023, an outline of a potential $300 million capital project that would bring renovations, upgrades and the revitalization of Schenectady schools over the next seven years with no impact on taxes.

The district has 18 campuses with almost 2 million square feet and an average building age of 95 years old with a lot of wear and tear.  The Schenectady Revitalization Plan serves as an intentional step toward revitalizing these schools.  "With this, I mean imparting new fresh energy into our schools," said Soler.  "This isn't about fixing a window or updating the outside of an old building.  This is about revitalizing instructional spaces for our kids."

The slide deck presentation can be downloaded here

The plan includes extensive work to eight school buildings as well as central kitchen upgrades. It also addresses needs and renovations across the district as identified as necessary in the Building Condition Survey (BCS).



Schenectady High School

$126 million

Central Park Middle School

$ 25 million

Steinmetz Campus

$ 25 million

Van Corlaer Elementary School

$ 11 million

Lincoln Elementary School

$ 12 million

Paige Elementary School

$ 6 milion

Howe Elementary School

$ 13 million

Fulton Building

$ 7 million

Central Kitchen

$ 15 million

District-Wide Building Condition (Survey (BCS) Priority Improvements

$ 60 million

$300 million

The largest project is Schenectady High School which includes transformation to support program improvements, athletic wing reconstruction, security enhancements, locker repair and replacement, bathroom reconstruction, ADA accessibility upgrades, office construction, replacement of vents and upgrading ventilation system and much more.

A list of identified work for each of the schools listed above is included in the presentation.