Much of the Phase 1 work has been completed on the renovation project at the five Newark School District facilities, according to Assistant Superintendent for Business Robert Fogel Jr.

Much of the Phase 1 work has been completed on the renovation project at the five Newark School District facilities, according to Assistant Superintendent for Business Robert Fogel Jr.

The project encompasses maintenance and update needs at all five schools and the bus garage.

The project includes: roof replacements, HVAC system upgrades, refurbishing the drive going through the Pierson Ave. campus, parking lots, and addressing drainage issues, including the installation of a water retention system to help mitigate and slow down runnoff down the hill to Pierson Ave. properties.

The athletic fields are being made more handicap accessible, tennis courts are being replaced, as well as bleachers, and the press box at the football field.

In various buildings, old ceiling and floor tiles containing asbestos are being removed and each building is being outfitted with generators that will sustain vital life and safety systems in the event of an emergency.

THE PROGRESS

“We are on schedule with the work that we have done since summer,” Fogel said. “The vast majority of the outside work planned for this first phase of the project is complete, so very little more, until we get to phase two will be done outside.

“Inside we have finished up the first four science room renovations and have started on three others. We also have continued the classroom and bathroom renovations (floors, ceilings, unit HVAC systems, etc.) which will be ongoing throughout the remainder of the school year. A number of other specialty room renovations (high school teamrooms, fitness center, etc.) also have been completed.”

COST
#32.1 million
$2 million in EXCEL funding
$2 million form district reserves
$28.1 million in state aid

FOR INFORMATION Visit
www.newark.k12.ny.us/newarkcsd/site/default.asp for updates

COMPLETION DATE
September 2012