elementary_reno

Updates on the progress of the renovation at the elementary school during the summer of 2022.  Newest pictures at the top of the page.



August 5:
This was another big week with the momentum becoming clear that we are racing towards the finish.  Painters are busy on the top level making the walls look nice again.  New baseboards are being installed where the old steam radiators were removed giving the walls a finished look.   Outside a trench was dug up the hill from the biomass site.  The supply and return lines were laid and are being back filled.  Inside on the lower level where there was a trench, that too is being back filled.   

July 29: 
 Big week with the project this week as we have turned the corner from dismantling and deconstruction to putting the building back together.   We have been reassured we are on schedule.  Sheetrock continues to go up and is ready for paint in many parts of the building.  Ceiling grids are being installed and ready for tiles.     At the biomass site progress continues as the building is coming together.  


July 25: 
This week saw significant changes to the site with the completion of the retaining wall that levels the site of the new portable classrooms.  Inside the building there are trenches being cut in the  lower level floor.  The walls are being repaired where the old steam radiators once hung.   

July 18:
   This past week the community was able to view significant progress to the work on the elementary school with the walls going up for the biomass system and the retaining wall being built for the site of the new portable classroom.    The building remains a closed construction site as work proceeds.  

July 8: Pictures from this week show the extensive ventilation work that is being done.  Some community members from the last 60 plus years will recall the "reading cubbies" that were at the base of the ventilation shafts in each room.  See how these spaces are being utilized now in these pictures.




July 5: 
 We are full steam ahead with the work on both the biomass site and inside the elementary school.  We wrapped up before the holiday weekend with the concrete pad being poured for the biomass system, more duct work throughout and the removal of the old radiators.  


June 27:  After the first full week there has been significant momentum on the project.  The elementary school has been emptied of almost all the furnishings and teaching supplies. These are stored in containers and the old portable classrooms.   A temporary office has been set up in the portable for the summer as well.   Take a look at the work behind the Sherburne gym where a single new biomass plant will be built to replace the oil burning furnaces at both the gym and the elementary school.



June 20:
Student were released for summer break on Wednesday June 15 at 12pm.  Immediately work began to get the classrooms emptied.   By Friday June 17th the building was almost entirely emptied into temporary storage and in the portable classrooms.