Remington school building and the path toward it

A public vote for residents in all Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES component school districts has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Sept. 29, for the Herkimer BOCES proposal to purchase the Remington school building from Central Valley.

Herkimer BOCES has leased the former Remington Elementary School at 77 E. North St. in Ilion from Central Valley since 2013. During the 2019-20 school year, 212 school-aged children from the 10 component school districts and 250 adults from the community attended programs housed in the Remington building.

As a more permanent solution to its space needs, Herkimer BOCES proposes to purchase the Remington school building. The Central Valley community voted 256-16 on Nov. 12, 2019, in favor of selling the building to Herkimer BOCES.

The next step is for residents of all 10 component districts to vote on Tuesday, Sept. 29, whether to authorize the purchase of the building by Herkimer BOCES. The vote was previously scheduled for March 31, but was postponed in response to coronavirus regulations.

Qualified voters may vote from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at any location listed below or at the Herkimer BOCES William E. Busacker Complex Technical Education Conference Room at 352 Gros Blvd. in Herkimer. Each district will have a voting location for residents’ convenience:

  • Central Valley: Small gym at CVA
  • Dolgeville: High School Lobby
  • Frankfort-Schuyler: Old Gymnasium
  • Herkimer: Media Center Jr./Sr. High School
  • Little Falls: Middle School Gymnasium
  • Mount Markham: District Office
  • Owen D Young: Gymnasium
  • Poland: Lobby
  • Richfield Springs: Entrance adjacent to baseball field
  • West Canada Valley: High School Front Lobby

A qualified voter for the Herkimer BOCES proposal must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have or will have resided within the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES region for a period of at least 30 days

All persons offering to vote will be asked to provide one form of proof of residency. Such form may include but is not limited to a driver’s license, a non-driver identification card, a utility bill or a voter registration card.

Upon offer of proof of residency, all persons offering to vote will also be required to provide their signature and address. Persons who do not provide a proof of residence will be asked to sign a declaration in order to be allowed to vote.

Find out more information about the purchase proposal and the vote at