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Information on Elementary Relocation for 2019-2020 School Year

*PLEASE NOTE: This web page will be updated periodically, as more information becomes available.

The Phase 2 portion of the 2018 Capital Improvement Project, which includes extensive refurbishment of both Chenango Bridge Elementary and Port Dickinson Elementary, has received approval from the State Education Department. With approval in hand, the project was immediately put out to public bid as required by New York State Municipal Law. The bidding environment was very favorable and the costs came in lower than anticipated,  which will allow for some additional work to occur. Most of the contractors are local to the Binghamton area, so the work is also helping to support the local community. 

Now that the bidding is complete, more detailed planning with a team of district officials, architects/engineers, a clerk of the works, and contractors will be occurring over the next  several months to get the actual construction started. The anticipated construction schedule is as follows:
  • Port Dickinson Elementary – July 2019 - November 2019
  • Middle/High School – July 2019 - August 2019
  • Outdoor Classroom – July 2019 - December 2019 
  • Chenango Bridge Elementary – January 2020 - June 2020
  • Bus Garage & Maintenance Building – July 2020 - August 2020
In order to accomplish this schedule, both elementary schools will be closed for specific periods of time. For the entire 2019-2020 school year, Chenango Bridge Elementary students will be moved to the St. Francis school building. In the beginning of the school year, Port Dickinson Elementary will be housed in the current Chenango Bridge Elementary (741 River Road) building. In January 2020, PDE students and staff are anticipated to move back to the renovated Port Dickinson Elementary building at 770 Chenango St. CBE students and staff are anticipated to return to the Chenango Bridge Elementary building at 741 River Road in the fall of 2020. By emptying the buildings, construction will occur year-round, instead of only during summer breaks, which is another reason for the good bids we received. We are excited for our students and staff to experience beautiful new learning environments throughout both buildings, once construction is complete.

We are also currently working with an Elementary Relocation Committee and will keep you informed as we continue to develop plans for this transitional period. If you have any questions at this time, please contact your building principal.
 
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2019-2020 Elementary Relocation Questions
As we undergo Capital Project reconstruction to renovate and enhance our elementary schools during the 2019-2020 school year, we will work to ensure that our young Warriors continue to have the resources to help them succeed.
 
While we do not have the answer to all questions at this time, please submit any questions that you may have regarding this transitional period in the box below. Please see the "Question and Answer" section on this webpage for responses to recent inquiries on this matter.
 
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