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Construction progress continues during COVID closure

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on May 1, 2020

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Despite the long-term school closure due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, work on the $32 million capital improvement project continues across the district. Essential construction workers have been allowed to continue to work on these projects by following strict safety precautions and social distancing guidelines.

Some projects have experienced delays due to materials not being readily available or limits on the number of workers that can be in a particular area. Others, however, are moving ahead of schedule while students and staff are not in the buildings.

The most significant work is taking place at the high school. In early 2020, a fully renovated library opened to students. Renovation of the school’s auditorium is the largest capital improvement project. Construction work continues on the auditorium.

For safety purposes, all interior work areas at the high school and throughout the district have separate and defined access between the work areas and the exterior of the buildings.

Projects that were completed or were underway through January 2020 can be found here. The most recent update of projects that are ongoing districtwide can be found below:

High School

Auditorium

  • Delivery and installation of acoustical materials to improve sound in the auditorium.
  • Installation of stage rigging.
  • New electical conduits installed between the auditorium and new AV Control Rooms.
  • Installation of stage vestibule doorways.

HS Room D122

  • Taping of new walls and soffits.
  • Lighting layout completed and lighting supports added to ceiling.

HS C Wing Office

  • Flooring abatement completed.

HS Pool

  • Excavated and poured the underpinning at the exterior footing and started excavation for the new fiberglass sump pit.

G Wing Toilets

  • Renovations began on G wing bathrooms.

Middle School

Middle School Pool

  • Wall tile removal.
  • Painting and new ceiling light fixtures installed.

Middle School Gym

  • Walls have been painted

Elsmere Elementary

  • Removal and installation of roofing over the high roof of the main building.
  • Bathroom renovations.
  • Main office renovations to begin.

Slingerlands Elementary School

  • Blacktop, curb and sidewalk improvements.

Glenmont Elementary School

  • Front parking lot improvements
  • Kitchen renvoations

Work Areas Suspended due to COVID-19 Restrictions

High School Areas:

  • Room D234 duct demo

Middle School:

  • Window HW install
  • Window soffit work
  • Mullion mate install

Elsmere Elementary:

  • Brick repair and lintel instal

Eagle Elementary:

  • Condenser wiring and start-up