Other projects slated under Bethlehem's EXCEL funding include roof restoration at the high school, pool upgrades to the middle school, and renovations to existing elementary classrooms. Replacing the roof at Clarksville Elementary School and replacing asbestos tile flooring districtwide are projects also slated under Bethlehem EXCEL Aid.
Funding for EXCEL (Expanding Our Children's Education and Learning) is already allocated in the state budget for capital projects for districts statewide.
The Bethlehem school district is currently finishing work on a $93 million capital construction project, which included a major expansion at the high school and renovations to the middle school and all elementary schools.
"Because we have been in the midst of a large capital construction project, we were well aware of the additional needs we wanted to address," Loomis said.
Collins and Scoville architects, the designers of the current capital construction project, will also be architects for the new Eagle classrooms. Work is expected to begin next spring.""