Fairport Forward 2022

About Fairport Forward 2022: Phase II

Vote date: December 13, 2022 at Johanna Perrin Middle School

View the updated FAQ page here!

It’s a brand new year in the Fairport Central School District - an opportunity to make connections and build community among our students and staff, and a chance to fulfill the promises we’ve made to the residents of Fairport and Perinton.

In 2019, voters cast their ballots on the Fairport Forward project - a multi-phased project to bring the District into the new decade with a goal in mind: to unite Fairport’s ninth-grade students with their peers at Fairport High School.

We are on track to make this promise a reality. In 2019, voters gave us their confidence, and we got to work. Following the path laid out for us by the Board of Education and by the voters, we’re focused on opening the doors for our ninth grade students to the full range of extraordinary educational programming available at Fairport High School, and on helping those students navigate a challenging time in their lives. We’re building the secure and sustainable facilities that our students need to be safe and successful.

With several projects in Phase I complete and others underway, our Board of Education and District Administration went back to the drawing board to develop the plans for Phase II of the project: Fairport Forward 2022, with a vote date of December 13, 2022.

We’re setting our students up for success, and preparing them to be Future-Ready. The tenets and themes of Phase II are aligned with the District's Strategic Plan, which was developed with stakeholder input over the 2021-2022 school year.

Join us for Community Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, 10/4 - Community CIP Informational Session 1 - FHS Room 512, 6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, 10/12 - Community CIP Informational Session 2 - FHS Room 512, 6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, 10/26 - Community CIP Informational Session 3 - FHS Room 512, 6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, 11/9 - Community CIP Informational Session 4 - FHS Room 512, 6:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, 11/29 - Community CIP Informational Session 5 - FHS Room 512, 6:30 p.m.

  • Monday, 12/5 - Community Walkthrough and CIP Informational Session - FHS Cafeteria, 6:15 p.m.

Special Edition of Fairport Commentator to arrive in homes soon

November 21, 2022

Fairport residents: keep your eyes peeled for a Special Edition of the Commentator to arrive in your mailbox soon! This newsletter features everything you need to know about the proposed Fairport Forward 2022 Capital Improvement Project.

You can also find a PDF version of the Commentator here.

Absentee Ballot information

November 9, 2022

Residents who are unable to vote on the Capital Improvement Project on December 13, 2022 because of disability, illness, or travel may apply for an absentee ballot by completing the application here and returning it to Fairport Central School District, Office of the District Clerk, 38 West Church Street, Fairport, NY 14450. Absentee ballot applications may not be submitted via email.

Applications may also be requested by telephone (421-2010), in writing, or in person at the

above address. Requests by email may be sent to Pam Alexander at palexander@fairport.org.

The application request must be received by December 6 if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the vote if the ballot is to be issued to the voter in person. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on the date of the vote, December 13, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact the District Clerk at 421-2010.

Link to Absentee Ballot Application

Fairport Forward: Where We Are

Fairport Forward: Where We're Going

Fairport Forward: Dollars & Cents

Fairport Forward: Student Voices

Fairport Forward: Community Pride

Conceptual Designs and Project Highlights

Images and renderings courtesy of LaBella Associates

  • Renovation of the FHS music education suites

  • Reconstruction of FHS library and repurposing of existing library space into classrooms and flexible learning spaces

  • Design, development and construction of a new suite of multi-purpose learning spaces catering to the extensive STEAM programming offered at FHS

  • Relocation and improvement of the track and field facilities and tennis courts at FHS

  • A range of updated HVAC, toilet room and infrastructure projects at Brooks Hill, Northside, Dudley and Johanna Perrin

  • Updated cafeteria and kitchen spaces at Jefferson Avenue

  • Updated ventilation, ductwork, toilet room and office spaces at Martha Brown

Project Themes

The themes of Fairport Forward 2022 are reflected in these goals:

  • Staging Fairport High School for a successful merger of our ninth grade students into Fairport High School by renovating existing facilities and creating flexible, modern learning and exploration spaces.

  • Consolidating District buildings by planning out the migration of Administrative offices into the Minerva DeLand building after students have moved to FHS, then selling Baumer Place and eventually District Office.

  • Protecting your investment in our facilities by updating infrastructure at Fairport High School and in all of our buildings.

Aligning Our Vision

The 2022 Fairport Forward Capital Improvement Project aligns with our Five-Year Strategic Plan, approved by the Board of Education this summer, by:

Supporting, Challenging and Preparing Each Student to be Future-Ready

  • Modernizing flexible learning spaces that foster communication, collaboration, problem solving and creativity

Responsive District Leadership and Operations

  • Leadership prioritizing equitable access to high quality educational programming, modern and safe facilities and sustainable operations

  • Operating with transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility

Fairport Forward 2022: By The Numbers*


December 2022 Voter Referendum

$19.2 million Capital Reserve

80.2 % Building Aid Ratio

70.0% Bond Percentage (Amount of Project Aided at Building Aid Ratio)

50% of Aid BAUs from MD will be carried to FHS

3 of 5 Tech Classrooms at the FHS Addition will be aided

Project paid for and aided over a 15 year period

Values provided by Fiscal Advisors 9/2022

Aid Assumptions based on previous experience with Facilities Planning

If NYSED responds to the preliminary submission with less than the percentage of aid assumed, there may be some reduction in scope

Documents and Presentations