Effect of capital project construction on school and community

Work is beginning, on the district’s $73 million capital project. Contractors are staging equipment and supplies. Construction will soon follow. Some work can take place while students are in the buildings, other work cannot.

We met with Campus CMG Senior Project Manager Scott Burliss and Project Manager Joe Nolan, who are overseeing the work. We asked how this work will affect students, staff, families, and the community in the near future. We summarized their answers below:

At Fisher

Now-June 23

Chain link fencing will cordon off a contractor parking area in the Lower Tolpa lot. Expect fewer parking spaces.

Contractors will use a few parking spots by the cafeteria to stage materials.

Both playgrounds will be disassembled making room for contractor supplies and full access to the exterior. At some point before summer recess, students will no longer be able to use the playground.

Contractors will construct a fence in the ball diamond outfield.

Contractors will stage roofing supplies around the building. They will begin roof removal at 6 a.m. each day. When school begins, they will install new roofing.

Over summer recess

Widespread interior and exterior construction will limit staff access. There will be no public access to the building.

Utility and Internet work will intermittently disrupt service.

No playground access.

September 2017

All PK-1 students will attend Fisher.

The majority of work in the current structure will be complete. Any “fit and finish” work will take place after school hours.

Work will continue on the addition during school hours. Students and staff will not be able to access the addition.

Barringer Road

Now-June 23

Chain link fencing will cordon off a contractor parking area in faculty/guest lot. Expect fewer parking spaces.

Contractors will construct a temporary road to access the back of the building. Under staff supervision, students will access the recreation fields via specific crossings.

Over summer recess

Contractors will disassemble the playground. There will be no playground access.

Contractors will build the addition, install a new roof, and begin interior renovations. Staff will have limited access. The building will be closed to the public.

September 2017

The majority of work in the current structure will be complete. Any “fit and finish” work will take place after school hours.

Work will continue on the addition during school hours. Students and staff will not be able to access the addition.

Jarvis – no work to begin until 2018

CVA

Now-June 23

Contractors may begin staging materials on the basketball courts, the baseball diamond, or the lower parking lot. Access to those areas may be limited.

Over summer recess

Contractors will begin demolition of the current art/special education/FACS/district office wing. Access to the front of the building and to parking by the tennis courts may be limited. The cemetery gate will be closed to through traffic. This area will be off limits to everyone.

The football field/track will be replaced with an all-weather turf field. Diss Field will be closed.

Chain link fencing will cordon off a contractor parking area in student lot. Expect fewer parking spaces.

September 2017

Construction will continue on the new entrance and cafeteria (current art wing) during school hours. Walls will prevent unauthorized access. Students will enter the building through the current high school doors, walk past Guidance, and turn left to access their classrooms.

Contractor vehicles and equipment will occupy some of current parking areas. Expect fewer parking areas.

Based on contractor bids and the availability of contractors, Diss Field may not be ready for fall.