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At Pinewood Intermediate School, plans are to upgrade the school's heating system, replace the building's septic tank and hook into the town's system, replace the old septic line from 1958 and renovate the building's original plumbing. The project also includes a renovation to the school's cafeteria and kitchen area. Also, the library will be combined with the computer lab to add more space.

At Draper Middle School, the proposal includes the replacement of the leaky roof, renovations to the existing teacher's workroom above the media center to include two classrooms and two small-group instruction rooms, upgrades to the school's heating system and the replacement of the leaky canopy roof outside the building.

At the high school, the project includes upgrades to the heating system, resurfacing the tennis courts and upgrades to the fire alarm system. The largest renovations to the high school include the addition of a fine arts wing that would include three classrooms for arts and technology and an art gallery. The wing would not only add space, but would improve the traffic flow in the hallways.

Swezey said while the art wing is not an immediate infrastructure concern, art classes in the high school do not meet state standards because there are too many students in each classroom. She said the district wants to get those numbers down immediately.

Projects at Schalmont would primarily take place at the middle and high school campus.

Upgrades at the high school are concentrated in the original section of the building, built in 1957, and would include the replacement of weathered panels on the building's exterior, roof reconstruction, renovations to the cafeteria, bathrooms, classrooms, the school's main lobby and old gym.

The largest part of the proposal includes the replacement of all the original windows, which would cost $1.4 million, the new hot water boilers for $1 million and a reconstructed ventilation system for $3 million.

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