This summer, taking a drive past the middle and high school campus, you’ll see construction workers with hard hats and bright vests, and large vehicles digging and moving dirt. Phase II of the capital project began in July with work focusing largely on this campus. One of the most prominent sights is a large pile of dirt inside a fence in front of the middle school. This area along Route 9W will be the site of new tennis courts.
Work being done to renovate the middle school locker rooms is unseen from the road, but well underway. What used to house rows of lockers, bathroom stalls and showers, is now a wide-open cavern as workers rehab the space. Inside the CSE office suite, new walls have been framed to reorganize the space for better workflow. Ceilings are being reinstalled in the library and work on the computer lab is well underway.
At the high school, construction of the new gymnasium has begun as crews work to pour a footing for corridors that will connect the new gym with the current structure. In preparation for the new gym, windows in the physics and chemistry rooms are being moved from the walls facing the current gymnasium, to the walls facing the bus garage.
Next to the high school, adjacent to the turf field and track, groundwork for a new multi-purpose building has also begun. The structure will include storage, handicapped-accessible bathrooms and a concession stand. Behind the high school, the soccer/softball fields are dug up and will be completely restored.
Irrigation is being installed in the new fields behind A.W. Becker, while testing in being done at Pieter B. Coeymans to determine how to proceed with irrigation on their new fields.
Work will continue through the school year with as little interruption to students and staff as possible. Take a look at the full list of projects included in Phase II.
The application for Phase III construction is pending approval from the State Education Department.