Williston Central School

Investing In Our Future

The pre-vote informational meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on November 3rd in the WCS Dining Room

The Williston School board is proposing a bond to renovate Williston Central School

  • The Williston School Board unanimously approved requesting a bond in the amount of $19.85 million at the September 20th, 2016 School Board meeting.
  • The Bond vote will be on election day, November 8th, 2016.

Three Main Goals for the Renovation

  1. To provide a safe and healthy environment for learning
  2. To repair and renew this community asset for current and future generations
  3. To reduce environmental impacts and operating costs

Williston Central School Needs

Williston Central School (WCS) as we know it was built in five stages in the years 1949, 1954, 1959, 1966, and 1991. Over the years there has been limited replacement of any original materials or building systems, such as the electrical and HVAC systems. This means that much of the building still has original windows, poorly insulated walls and roofing, and worn-out HVAC units and controls. While some of these systems continue to function, they are well past their usable life, are not energy efficient, and do not supply sufficient fresh air ventilation to rooms adequately. In the case of materials, many, such as flooring and ceilings, are battered, discolored, or stained. The school also contains known hazardous materials that were installed in 1949 through 1966, over 50 years ago. Finally, given the piece meal approach to assembling what is currently WCS, there is not a proper school-wide sprinkler system in place, but rather older approaches to handling and managing fire-related emergencies.

The CSSU Mission

The CSSU Mission is to develop citizens who:

  • Learn actively and collaboratively
  • Think creatively and critically
  • Live responsibly and respectfully
  • Contribute positively to their community
  • Pursue Excellence in their individual interests