Capital Project, Bus Garage, Technology Infrastructure
We are completing the final phase of the capital project approved by the voters in 2010 to replace roofing and make heating and other structural improvements. This summer, the boilers were replaced at the Middle School and Tecumseh Elementary. New lighting was installed in the Moses DeWitt gymnasium, with a new ceiling in progress. Significant repair of the infrastructure around the pool and the replacement of the dehumidification system took place at the Middle School.
On 12/12/12, a memorable date for many reasons, we experienced a fire that destroyed a significant portion of the bus garage. A large part of the building had to be demolished and will be rebuilt. Thankfully, the loss is covered by our insurance policies. Plans for the replacement have been approved by the State Education Department, and bids for the construction work have been approved by the board of education. We anticipate the reconstruction will begin this fall, with completion before the end of the school year.
We also completed a significant upgrade to our technology infrastructure, upgrading our hard wire network and replacing the wireless network in its entirety. This will provide significantly more capacity and flexibility for our staff and students to use technology to support teaching and learning.