The second phase of the $8 million construction bond will begin this summer. Because the repair window is so small during the summer, the start of school for the 2019-2020 school year has been moved back one week.
About two-thirds of the roof on Stella May Swartz will be replaced. The re-roofing material is the latest in engineering and will be tapered to direct water to interior and exterior drains. The roof over the gym will not be replaced. Also, seven heating units will be replaced and the rear steps and handrail from the second-grade wing will be replaced.
The entire Salt Creek Primary School roof will be replaced. The asphalt shingles will be removed and replaced with a standing metal seam roofing. Vertical masonry panels will be replaced with metal panels.
The funding for these projects comes from the sale of bonds approved by voters in 2016. These are critical repairs to ensure the safety and soundness of the school buildings, said Frank Evans, Director of Operations and Business Services,.
Other construction is to renovate the District administrative offices, adding electrical outlets in the AMS library. These will be paid for by District funds.
The third phase of the bond construction is in the summer of 2020. It will include replacement of the boilers at Swartz School and replacement of windows at Albright and Swartz. Some District funds will be used for window replacement because it is anticipated that the $8 million held for critical repairs will have been depleted.