Capital Improvement Bond Implementation

Pelham voters approved approximately $57 million dollars in capital projects in a bond referendum in May 2018. The projects included construction of a new Hutchinson School, an addition to Prospect Hill school to provide ADA accessibility and a double-door security vestibule, as well as bathroom upgrades, renovation of District offices to provide additional classroom space and a dedicated orchestra rehearsal space for the MS/HS, roof and parapet replacement of the PMHS annex roof, and athletic field/facilities upgrades and renovations. 

Shortly after the bond referendum, the District put out Requests for Proposals for architectural and construction management services and after reviewing submissions, the Board selected KG&D Architects and Triton Construction Management respectively. 

Below, please find information and updates regarding the implementation of these projects.  

Archived Pre-Referendum Bond Information

The information below is archived from the pre-bond referendum and includes materials, FAQs, and other information from before the bond was approved. 

Bond Referendum Results

Both Bond Propositions 1 & 2 were approved by voters on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Proposition 1: 1,584-Yes; 698-No

Proposition 2: 1,412-Yes; 848-No 

Thank you voters!

Proposition 1 - $52,900,000

New Hutchinson School to address accessibility, safety and security, projected enrollment, and infrastructure

The Board identified a number of issues with the current Hutchinson School and considered a total of 8 options for the building. The decision to build a new school was made following a Decision Analysis process that weighed criteria related to capacity, disruption to the learning process during construction, supporting our educational program, safety, preserving flexibility for new programming in future years, predictability during construction, fiscal stewardship, value added to the community, and life quality features.

Renovation at PMHS/PMS to provide 6 additional classrooms, orchestra rehearsal and storage rooms, science lab and research room upgrades

Two enrollment and capacity studies show that PMS and PMHS are currently functioning over capacity and are also projected to continue to grow in enrollment. This project will provide greater flexibility in scheduling at both schools by adding to the total number of available rooms and providing upgraded science rooms.

Security & ADA accessibility upgrades at Prospect Hill School including a double-door security vestibule, new elevator, and bathroom upgrades

Creation of a double-door security vestibule will bring Prospect Hill in line with safety and security features already in place at the other elementary schools. The ADA upgrades will make Prospect Hill School fully accessible.

Replacement of 1964 roof and parapets on the PMHS Annex, and masonry repointing on PMS

This project would address water intrusion and leakage into the PMHS Annex and masonry issues on the Middle School.

Estimated Annual Tax Impact: $79 per $100,000 assessed home value (full impact anticipated to be phased in by 2022-23 school year; estimated tax impacts based on 2017-18 base proportions and assessment roll)

Proposition 2 - $4,624,892

Turfing of Glover baseball/practice fields (Varsity, A, and B)

The fields at Glover are heavily used by our student-athletes and our entire community. Installing synthetic turf on the baseball fields would allow for more frequent use and an extended playing season. A turf field would also include improved drainage, allowing it to be used in inclement weather.

Tennis Court replacement at Glover Complex

Replacing the tennis courts at Glover would address cracking and uneven surfaces that have occurred over the years.

Irrigation and renovation of Prospect Hill field

This project would improve drainage and usability at Prospect Hill field.

Estimated Annual Tax Impact: $7 per $100,000 assessed home value (full impact anticipated to be phased in by 2022-23 school year; estimated tax impacts based on 2017-18 base proportions and assessment roll)