September 12, 2018
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Record $585 Million in Low-Cost Financing for School Districts Across the State

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Bond Proceeds Support Facility Upgrades to Help Students Achieve Success


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced approximately $585.2 million in low-cost, tax-exempt bonds has been issued through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York on behalf of 56 school districts. This financing is the largest pooled school district issuance in DASNY history.

"New York is committed to providing students of all ages with an education that will help them reach their greatest potential," Governor Cuomo said. "By modernizing academic facilities and learning environments across the state, we are supporting the next generation of leaders and laying the foundation for a stronger, more competitive Empire State."

"Our schools require the resources and services they need to provide students with a quality education in a productive learning environment," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "The nearly $600 million in bonds for school districts across the state will allow districts to upgrade their facilities and address inefficiencies in the classroom. New York is aggressively working to ensure that all students have equal opportunities and are poised for future success."

The issuance is part of DASNY's School Districts Revenue Bond Financing Program, which provides public school districts across New York State with an efficient financing alternative. Since the inception of the program in 2002, DASNY has issued 90 separate series of bonds on behalf of more than 200 school districts statewide, providing more than $5 billion in low-interest financing.

Financing issued by region below:

Capital Region:

City School District of Schenectady


Duanesburg Central School District


Northville Central School District


Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District


Scotia-Glenville Central School District


South Colonie Central School District


Regional Total:



Central New York:

Adirondack Central School District


Baldwinsville Central School District


Cincinnatus Central School District


Cortland Enlarged City School District


Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District


Jordan-Elbridge Central School District


Lansing Central School District


Liverpool Central School District


Lyncourt Union Free School District


Moravia Central School District


Oxford Academy and Central School District


Solvay Union Free School District


Regional Total:



Finger Lakes:

East Bloomfield Central School District


Fairport Central School District


Geneseo Central School District

Greece Central School District



Le Roy Central School District


Oakfield-Alabama Central School District


Pittsford Central School District


Sodus Central School District


Spencerport Central School District


Regional Total:



Mid-Hudson Valley:

Highland Central School District: $10,400,000

Mohawk Valley:

Central Valley School District


Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District


Herkimer Central School District


Mount Markham Central School District


Oneida City School District


Utica City School District


Van Hornesville-Owen D Young Central School District


Regional Total:



North Country:

Beaver River Central School District


Canton Central School District


Gouverneur Central School District


Heuvelton Central School District


Indian River Central School District


Norwood-Norfolk Central School District


Salmon River Central School District


Ticonderoga Central School District


Regional Total:



Southern Tier:

Bath Central School District


Binghamton City School District


Elmira Heights Central School District


Harpursville Central School District


Hornell City School District


Waverly Central School District


Regional Total:



Western New York:

Bemus Point Central School District


Clarence Central School District


Dunkirk City School District


Lewiston-Porter Central School District


Portville Central School District


Starpoint Central School District


Westfield Central School District


Regional Total:



DASNY President & CEO Gerrard P. Bushell Ph.D. said, "DASNY is proud to provide low-cost financing support to these local school districts and help keep New York's economy moving forward. The projects funded by these issuances will ensure students can continue to learn and grow in modern facilities designed for them to achieve success."

Senator Carl Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee said, "Investing in our students is paramount to their success. These financings will go a long way to helping enhance New York's education system and will allow districts to make needed improvements. Thank you DASNY and Governor Cuomo for supporting students across the State."

Central Valley School District Superintendent Jeremy Rich said, "These projects were designed specifically with student education and safety in mind. Thanks to DASNY, we are able to provide our students with 21st century facilities and give them the tools they need to prepare for the next level."

Clarence Central School District Superintendent, Geoffrey M. Hicks Ed.D. said,"From security to athletic field upgrades, we are thrilled to be able to provide safe and enjoyable environments for our students to learn and play. We thank DASNY for its financing assistance role in making this possible, helping Clarence Central Schools exemplify the best of Western New York."

Fairport Central School District Superintendent Brett Provenzano said, "In order to provide our students with the highest quality education possible, we are focused on making sure they have safe and secure facilities where they can learn. With the financing assistance from DASNY, we were able to maintain our high standard of excellence throughout the district."

Gouverneur Central School District Superintendent, Lauren French said, "These upgrades are going a long way to ensuring students in the Gouverneur district are learning in some of the best-in-class facilities not only in the North Country, but in the state. With financing assistance from DASNY, we were able to ensure our schools are 21st century ready, giving our students what they need to succeed."

Highland Central School District Superintendent Thomas M. Bongiovi said, "The Highland Central District prides itself on making sure its students have the tools they need to succeed. With the financing assistance from DASNY, we know that our facilities have been upgraded to 21st century standards, providing a safe and secure learning atmosphere."

Hornell City School District Superintendent Jeremy P. Palotti said,"We are extremely grateful for the financing assistance from DASNY, and for the upgrades that support allowed us to make throughout the district. Our students know when they walk through the doors they have the support of a district whose mission is to give them every tool they need to succeed."

Liverpool Central School District Superintendent Dr. Mark F. Potter said, "These upgrades have brought the Liverpool Central School District's decades-old facilities into the 21st century. Thanks to the financing assistance from DASNY, we were able to address critical needs at our schools."

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