Baldwinsville schools: Capital project update

Construction continues in the Baldwinsville Central School District for the capital project that was approved by voters in December 2008. According to James Rodems, assistant superintendent for management services, work is proceeding as planned. This project is being funded with state building aid.

Below is an update on what work has all ready been completed, as well as information on some of the work scheduled for this summer.

Phase One

Pelcher/Arcaro Stadium

The water lines and sewer lines have been installed for the concession stand/restroom facilities. The foundations are installed and the underground utilities are currently being installed. This spring the floor will be poured, the walls erected and plumbing installed. The district anticipates that the facility will be ready for fall 2011 activities.

Baker High School

Work continues on converting the high school's heating system from steam to hot water. Asbestos remediation, as well as the installation of new floors, HVAC units, white boards and SMART boards is ongoing for the first group of six classrooms in the school. There are 60 classrooms in total that will receive this work in the next three years under this capital project.

The main entrance is being replaced with a lobby addition for security purposes. The attendance office and the school resource officer's office will be relocated to this lobby. The district expects this piece of the project to be completed by fall 2011.

This summer the school's main gym will receive a new roof as well as a new HVAC system. The high school will receive a new electrical system as well, separating it from Elden Elementary School's system. In summer of 2013, Baker's cafeteria will have a new floor installed.

Durgee Junior High School

During the summer, a portion of the cafeteria and kitchen floors will be replaced, a new partition will be installed in the gym, and electrical and data wiring as well as some HVAC wall units will be replaced in the building.

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