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June 13, 2013

District offering projects updates


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — The second project is called the 2011 infrastructure project and includes a number of fixups and upgrades needed in the district’s other schools. Voters approved the $18.9 million project in 2011.

Completed work includes the roofs at George Southard and Roy B. Kelley elementary schools. Renovations and an addition at Kelley are about 45 percent complete and are on schedule to be done in time for the start of school in September.

Work on Southard’s parking lot is expected to start next month and be done by Sept. 1. The last phase of the project, which involves upgrades and renovations at North Park, Emmet Belknap, Anna Merritt and Charles Upson, is to be submitted to SED in August for approval. That phase is expected to be done by December 2014.

The third project, referred to as the “2012 Capital Overlay Project,” is one voters didn’t have to approve as it was covered by $100,000 from the district’s general budget. Work included upgrading exterior and west gym lights at the high school and adding emergency power to the school’s freezer.

It also includes fixing the exterior of the pool wall, which is completed pending the arrival of a new pool scoreboard. It has been ordered and it’s on the way, Coder said.

The project is in the design phase and will be submitted to SED this month. Work is expected to start in March 2014 and be completed in September 2014.

The last project is the 2013 $22.2 million project approved by voters last month. The design phase has just begun, Coder said.

Trustee Thomas Fiegl, who chairs the board’s facilities committee, said a major focus of the 2013 project is security. It also involves technology upgrades, renovations and improvements made to the kitchens at the elementary schools.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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