Similar improvements regarding repair and replacement of windows, doors and upgrades to mechanical systems are also planned for Milton Terrace North and the Wood Road Building Complex. In addition, a new bus loop and access drive as well as improvements to parking lots is also planned.
Completion of work at Milton Terrace North and Wood Road Building Complex will result in the demolition of the existing Milton Terrace South building, with subsequent construction of a new two-story building that will house grades K-5. This new building will replace a structure that is currently deteriorated.
Last on the list of Phase I is improvements to the middle school. Many of these again address energy, health and safety efficiency by repairing, replacing or upgrading windows, doors, flooring and mechanical systems. The high school is the only district facility not included in the first phase.
Dragone said the nearly $50 million plan will be completed in five or six years and if passed by voters, wouold see construction begin sometime around spring of 2012.
"This has been over a year process and it's been very exciting there has been a lot of work put forth from the facilities committee and I feel we have addressed our most urgent and critical needs first, like health and safety, air quality, learning spaces," said Dragone. "Project is really going to"when all is said and done---have an impact of almost net zero with regard to additional investment and tax impac. The timing couldn't be better where we can sustain investment of facilities and not have an additional tax impact on the community."