Three construction projects in the Seneca Valley School District are on schedule.
Robert Cook, director of buildings, grounds and security at Seneca Valley, told school board members that work finished today on the new roof at the senior high school.
He said the project finished with $4,771 in change orders. The overall project cost was $328,308, Mr. Cook said.
Work also was finished recently on the new HVAC systems in the senior and intermediate high schools. Mr. Cook said the overall cost was $667,390 and there were $726 in change orders.
Work is still underway on captured entrances in senior high school, intermediate high school and the middle school.
The new entrances will be an added security measure to check in all visitors before they have access to student-occupied areas of the schools.
Mr. Cook said the openings for the new security windows at the intermediate and middle schools have been cut out of the existing block walls and are nearly ready for installation. He said they will be placing a storefront glass enclosure at the high school entrance. It should be arriving in a few weeks, he said.
The cost of this project is $115,400 and it is expected to be finished on Nov. 4.
Design work for these captured entrances was completed two years ago when the district installed similar entrances at Haine Middle School and Haine and Evans City elementary schools. But the plans for the upper grade level buildings were set aside at that time.
School board members decided to move forward with the captured entrances at these three buildings after the shootings in Newtown, Conn.
Mr. Cook said all work is being done after pupils leave the buildings.
Laure Cioffi, freelance writer: email@example.com