• BHS Security Vestibule, New Synthetic Turf Field
    & Track Replacement



    Background: Brewster High School is the last remaining building in need of a security enhancement to its main entrance to improve student and staff safety.  In addition, the track is approaching the end of its useful life and is due to be replaced.  It would be prudent at this time to consider the addition of a synthetic turf field within the new track in order to achieve design, construction, and financial efficiencies by completing the two installations at once.

    Project Highlights: Security Vestibule, New Synthetic Turf Field & Track Replacement

    • Expands the existing vestibule for greater visibility and cover from the elements
    • Installs a second synthetic turf field (Field #8) to host athletic events and practices
    • Replaces the existing track, including the sub-base and drainage system
    • Provides low-level lighting surrounding the track for after-dark community usage
    • Adds outer asphalt walking loop for winter community usage
    • Creates and disperses parking access for entire BHS complex, with closer field/track entry points

    Educational Benefit: 

    • Security vestibule will allow for better visibility to the Greeter and School Resource Officer, which permits additional screening and assessment before allowing access into the school’s lobby
    • A second synthetic turf field will provide for greater field access, especially during the weather-transition months of October, March & April
    • The new track will correct standard turn ratios and dimensions consistent with New York State Public High School Athletic Association regulations
    • Installing the synthetic turf field and track at the same time allows for the utilization of one drainage system, saving on construction costs

    Financial Profile: Depending on the nature of the work performed, the cost of the project will be financed by a capital improvement bond repaid over a period of 15-20 years.  Similar to a home mortgage, this spreads the payment out over the useful life of the improvements and minimizes the impact on the taxpayer.

  • **This amount is further offset by the extinguishment of existing debt.  Proposition I is TAX NEUTRAL, as presented at the December 13th Board of Education Meeting.  Information was prepared in consultation with the District’s fiscal advisors (Capital Markets Advisors, LLC), architects (Fuller & D’Angelo Architects, PC), and construction managers (Triton Construction, LLP).

    Presentations/discussions will resume in November 2022 at public Board of Education meetings and workshops.  It is at the Board of Education’s sole discretion as to which projects are considered to move forward in formulating the final scope of the Capital Improvement Project bond referendum.  It is anticipated that the Board of Education will adopt a resolution authorizing a Capital Improvement Project bond referendum at its Tuesday, January 24, 2023 meeting.  The community would then be asked to vote on the bond on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.


    Contributors:  Dean Berardo (BCSD), Nichole Horler (BCSD), Lauren Cole (BCSD), Carlos Rodriguez (BCSD), Eric Larca (Community)