Editor's update: Rye City Schools asked Rye Patch to add the following clarifications to the story we originally reported about a proposal at the August meeting:
- The proposal is actually more than $27 million, rather than 24. The total bond cost presented is $27,280,399.
- The August 9 presentation and most previous presentations were provided and shared by KSQ Architects, the District's recently appointed architects for this project. Triton will just be doing the construction work associated with this project.
- The phases or components of the project would include the new classroom addition for $15.6 million; as well as interior reconstruction of existing science room conversion and bathrooms for $2,753,196; interior reconstruction of locker rooms, multiple rooms, and MEP upgrades for $5,516,968; and athletic fields and new field house for $3,366,898.
- New classroom space and other upgrades for Rye Middle and High School could cost more than $24 million, according to information presented at last night's Board of Education meeting.
Triton Construction of Long Island outlined a plan to add 24,755 square feet of classroom space to the existing school edifice as well as upgrade science classrooms and other facilities.
The firm was awarded the contract at the July 27 meeting of the Rye City School Board of Education. Its proposal will be further discussed at the upcoming Sept. 7 meeting said Karina Stabile, spokesperson for Rye City School District.
The cost of the new classroom space alone was estimated at $15.6 million; nearly $8 million of that amounted dedicated to creating new science classrooms.
The second phase of the project, estimated at $1,433,700, was for costs associated with converting use of existing science classroom space.
The third phase of the proposal was construction of new athletic fields and a field house at $1,845,000.