Oxford sets “aggressive” timeline for Phase I project

OXFORD – The Oxford Academy School District’s current building project could be completed by year’s end, thanks to an accelerated timeline. The $4.65 million capital project, which was approved by voters in September of 2009, received the State Education Department’s stamp of approval in January.



“It’s an aggressive timeline, but we feel we can accomplish it at this point,” Superintendent Randy Squier said.

The district has already selected a construction management company to oversee the project. According to Squier, district leaders considered five firms for the job.

“All five companies had great references,” he said, but one stood out: C&S Companies. The Syracuse firm has been involved with several area school projects, including Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton Central School and DCMO BOCES. Ultimately, however, it was the service C&S will provide for the “cost point” which earned them the contract. According to Squier, they plan to have three people on site during the construction, as opposed to one.


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