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Capital projects nearing completion with summer work

Filed in Archive by on August 8, 2020

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Summer construction has been in full swing across the district as schools prepare to welcome students back for the start of the 2020-21 school year. While social distancing requirements will keep some of these new spaces from full use at the beginning of the year, many areas of our schools will have a fresh look as these projects near completion.
A summary of projects wrapping up in August and September can be found below:

Bethlehem Central High School

  • BCHS Auditorium –  The curved walls of the new auditorium and the acoustic ceiling clouds are nearly complete. The stage extension and orchestra shell will be complete the week of August 10. The final component of the auditorium renovation is the seating installation which will begin the week of August 10 and will be completed by the start of school.
  • BCHS Room D-122 – This renovated state-of-the-art meeting room will provide flexible space for meetings and lectures. The room includes a retractable riser system, Promethean boards and new technology capabilities. New furniture for this space is expected by the end of August.
  • BCHS Pool– The new filtration system is nearly completed. The pool will be filled and the filtration system operational mid-August.  Detailed cleaning of the space is underway.
  • BCHS B Wing & G Wing Bathroom Renovations – Fully renovated and updated bathrooms will be completed by the start of school 
  • BCHS JV Baseball Field – Drainage has been installed, the infield has been graded. Sod and seeding is expected this month.

Bethlehem Central Middle School

  • BCMS Nurses Office – A new vinyl floor is being installed and the renovated space will be ready for occupancy by mid-August.
  • BCMS Upper Gym – The new gym floor has been installed. Bleachers and wall pads will be completed by August 21.   
  • BCMS Kitchen Freezer Removal and Dry Storage Area –   These kitchen projects will be completed by August 28.
  • BCMS Pool – The new concrete floor deck is completed. Most of the new wall tile has been installed. Pump and filtration work has begun and should be completed by the beginning of September. The installation of acoustical sound panels is planned for the beginning of September. The pool project is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Elsmere Elementary School

  • Elsmere New Restrooms & Storage Rooms –  New restrooms and storage rooms will be completed by August 17.
  • Elsmere Main Office –  Full renovation of the Elsmere Main Office is ongoing. The main office and entry have been reconfigured to improve security. All visitors will only be able to enter directly into th emain office. The ceiling, lights and flooring completed by August 17. Furniture is expected to arrive September 3.
  • Elsmere Sitework – The paving of the back play area is complete.

Glenmont Elementary School

  • Glenmont Kitchen Renovation – Flooring will be installed in the kitchen the week of August 10. All kitchen equipment is expected to be installed the week of August 17. The new kitchen will be completed by the start of the school year.

Slingerlands Elementary School

  • Slingerlands Restroom Renovations – Completion of the renovations is expected by the start of school year.
View construction updates from earlier this year: https://www.bethlehemschools.org/capital-project-update/