School is out for summer! We had a great ending to the year on Wednesday with the tradition that has become the Pirate Term showcase for grades 7-12, and a day filled with fun activities and moving in the elementary. Yesterday we had most of our teachers check out and today was spent with teacher leaders planning for professional development for the 2017-2018 school year.
Yesterday was also a big day in terms of construction with the early childhood wing renovation getting underway. The majority of yesterday was spent staging equipment and covering material that we want to protect from dust. Demolition started small with the removal of some of the older heating units that won’t be replaced. I have asked for a price quote for replacing some of these older units and hope to have something for your consideration at our June meeting. In terms of the window issue that we previously discussed, we have been able to resolve that to the point that the upcharge cost is only going to be around $4,500 instead of the $20,000 that was originally anticipated. Nonetheless, I have continued to express our disappointment in the fact this was missed and hope to have someone present at our meeting to answer further questions that you may have.
Monday will be a big day when it comes to the demolition as they plan to begin the saw cuts in the floor that will result in the removal and replacement of the ramp. I am very curious about how that is going to go and hope that we don’t uncover an unknown problem when that floor comes up.
The picture that I am sharing today is the last day of school. We had beautiful weather that day, albeit a little cool for my taste. Here you see a section of second grade enjoying a sack lunch on the front lawn of the school.
Have a great weekend!
Dr. Anthony D. Voss, Superintendent