Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q: What is the total cost of this proposed project and how will it affect my taxes?

  • Q: Why don’t we just upgrade our current buildings and make repairs?

  • Q: How long will the construction phase of this project take?

  • Q: How much NYS aid and financial support is allocated for this project?

  • Q: Why do this now?

  • Q: What will happen to the Riverview and Mullen Schools?

  • Q: Has this project been studied by a committee including community members?

  • Q: Where will 4th and 5th grade students attend school during construction?

  • Q: How will 4th and 5th grade students be transported to school during this project?

  • Q: Are the temporary classrooms appropriate for instruction?

  • Q: What will the grade levels be of the consolidated Fletcher school?

  • Q: When was the most recent roofing work completed at each district building?

  • Q: What will it cost the district to maintain Mullen and Riverview Schools until they are sold?

  • Q: Will this project result in the loss of district positions?

  • Q: Are flat roofs the best design for the new building? Is a pitched roof a better idea or reduce our long-term costs?

  • Q: What green technologies are being considered for TONA2020?

  • Q: What is the current student maximum occupancy - based on NYS Department of Education design standards - for our three elementary buildings compared with the result of a consolidation to one elementary building?

  • Q: Are the costs associated with the temporary classrooms part of this capital project?

  • Q: If this capital project is approved, when will I see a change in my school taxes due to this project?

  • Q: Why was the current Fletcher school site selected for the Elementary School Improvement and Consolidation Plan?