2019 Capital Project
The Ithaca City School District is committed to providing safe, welcoming, and innovative facilities for students, families, and the community.
On May 21, 2019, ICSD voters authorized a $120 million, tax-neutral capital improvement bond. The bond will support the 2019 Capital Project, a district-wide, long-term facilities plan designed to enhance safety and security, upgrade teaching and learning spaces, and improve infrastructure at all ICSD schools. Construction of the proposed project will be completed in multiple phases over the course of 12 years, with Phase I work scheduled to begin in 2020.
The ICSD will pay for the 2019 Capital Project using a combination of State Building Aid and debt retirement — as the District pays off old debt, it will take on new debt to fund the improvements. This system of debt retirement will stabilize the debt service line in the ICSD’s annual budget and, as a result, the proposed project will be tax neutral.
2019 Capital Project Information
Phase I Information
Phase II Information
Have questions or comments about the 2019 Capital Project? We'd love to hear from you!
Capital project updates and discussions often occur during Board of Education facilities committee work sessions, which are open to the public. The work sesssions are held at 5:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the ICSD Board Room, 400 Lake Street (with some exceptions). The next facilities committee work session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15.
Facilities Commitee Work Sessions
Send us your questions and comments 24/7 via the Let's Talk! portal on our website.