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Capital Project Updates

01-26-2021

Good afternoon,

I wanted to provide a quick update on where we are with the Construction/reconstruction project at the JR/SR High School-

We are very pleased with the progress of the work. Things are moving along very nicely at this point and we are very hopeful that we will be able to bring back cohorts of students much sooner than we had initially anticipated.

In the Jr. High wing - The spaces are completed with the exception of a couple of window sills and window treatments. We still need to finish the hallways and load furniture back into the classrooms. Abatement has occurred, walls replaced, new windows installed along with new flooring and heating systems in each space. The Library has been refinished and ready to begin being loaded. We have hope that we will have the Jr. High Wing available for students by, or in the Month of March.

The Cafeteria has been completed with the new windows, and univents installed. The entire space has been repainted and has only some finish work left to be done.

The gymnasium is stripped and the bleachers have been removed. The (Contractor to install the new floors) believes that he may have all of the materials in the building by the end of February to begin acclimating to the building humidity at which point the new gymnasium flooring can be installed. The locker rooms are nearly stripped and being abated for mold, and Asbestos fittings. Still much work to be done in those spaces, but moving along nicely at this point.

The Senior High wing is progressing very nicely. The floors have been floated and prepared for new flooring (several of the spaces have had the new flooring installed already. The walls have been replaced and mostly painted, new windows installed and the heating system was just completed. Science labs still have quite a lot of work to be done but the progress thus far has been very encouraging.

The hallways throughout the building are still quite a mess with supplies and materials in them and flooring that must be stripped and refinished. The Auditorium, Pool, and LGI will all still need a bit of reconstruction, but we can accomplish work in those spaces as we continue to move forward.

We believe we will be getting the Sr. High wing back prior to the end of the school year. Initially, we did not think we would have the Jr. High Wing completed before May and were uncertain if we would get the Sr. High wing back before the end of the year.

I am very pleased with the overall progress of the project and look forward to the imminent return of our students. We will continue to stay in touch as we get closer to having the spaces turned back over to us for the return of our students.

At this time, we have no updates on insurance as our legal firm is working with NYSIR on a resolution of the matter. While we do not have a definitive dollar amount of the overall costs of the repair calculated at this point, I am pleased to share that the district has been able to make the repairs completed thus far with a combination of the insurance dollars paid, district fund balance and unallocated dollars from the contingency portion of our ongoing capital project. To date, there has been no additional costs incurred or anticipated to occur for the taxpayers of Whitehall.

I hope that everyone is well and that each of you stay safe and healthy.

Patrick

Below, you will find photographs of the p

Gymnasium

 Locker room

New Boilers

 Library

  New Art Room

Example of finished Jr. High Classroom

 Example of Sr. High classroom

Capital Project Updates

01-26-2021

Good afternoon,

I wanted to provide a quick update on where we are with the Construction/reconstruction project at the JR/SR High School-

We are very pleased with the progress of the work. Things are moving along very nicely at this point and we are very hopeful that we will be able to bring back cohorts of students much sooner than we had initially anticipated.

In the Jr. High wing - The spaces are completed with the exception of a couple of window sills and window treatments. We still need to finish the hallways and load furniture back into the classrooms. Abatement has occurred, walls replaced, new windows installed along with new flooring and heating systems in each space. The Library has been refinished and ready to begin being loaded. We have hope that we will have the Jr. High Wing available for students by, or in the Month of March.

The Cafeteria has been completed with the new windows, and univents installed. The entire space has been repainted and has only some finish work left to be done.

The gymnasium is stripped and the bleachers have been removed. The (Contractor to install the new floors) believes that he may have all of the materials in the building by the end of February to begin acclimating to the building humidity at which point the new gymnasium flooring can be installed. The locker rooms are nearly stripped and being abated for mold, and Asbestos fittings. Still much work to be done in those spaces, but moving along nicely at this point.

The Senior High wing is progressing very nicely. The floors have been floated and prepared for new flooring (several of the spaces have had the new flooring installed already. The walls have been replaced and mostly painted, new windows installed and the heating system was just completed. Science labs still have quite a lot of work to be done but the progress thus far has been very encouraging.

The hallways throughout the building are still quite a mess with supplies and materials in them and flooring that must be stripped and refinished. The Auditorium, Pool, and LGI will all still need a bit of reconstruction, but we can accomplish work in those spaces as we continue to move forward.

We believe we will be getting the Sr. High wing back prior to the end of the school year. Initially, we did not think we would have the Jr. High Wing completed before May and were uncertain if we would get the Sr. High wing back before the end of the year.

I am very pleased with the overall progress of the project and look forward to the imminent return of our students. We will continue to stay in touch as we get closer to having the spaces turned back over to us for the return of our students.

At this time, we have no updates on insurance as our legal firm is working with NYSIR on a resolution of the matter. While we do not have a definitive dollar amount of the overall costs of the repair calculated at this point, I am pleased to share that the district has been able to make the repairs completed thus far with a combination of the insurance dollars paid, district fund balance and unallocated dollars from the contingency portion of our ongoing capital project. To date, there has been no additional costs incurred or anticipated to occur for the taxpayers of Whitehall.

I hope that everyone is well and that each of you stay safe and healthy.

Patrick

Below, you will find photographs of the p

Gymnasium

 Locker room

New Boilers

 Library

  New Art Room

Example of finished Jr. High Classroom

 Example of Sr. High classroom

Capital Project Updates

12-29-2020

 HS: District Admin wall put back after remediation

 HS: Cafeteria Storefront

Art Room 217 Casework

  Area B and A Classroom to Corridor wall vent spaces

  HS Gym concrete slab after abatement

High School Fuel Tank replacement... new sidewalk

 High School Library Exterior Wall renovations

 High School Science Renovations

 Elementary School Main Entry Addition - Structural Steel, local stone exterior wall base sample

  Elementary School Main Entry Addition - raised ceiling above entry for natural light and wayfinding

  Elementary School Main Entry Addition - Spray fireproofing adjacent to existing construction, to be reapplied in some areas.

  Wishing all a happy and restful holiday - Decorations courtesy of Kevin Parrott and team!

Storm Damage Photos

10-23-2020

   Example of Mold Growth inside a wall

  Example of damaged 9x9 asbestos floor tile in all HS classroom spaces that must now be removed.

  Example of return air vent in all classrooms that must be cut open and remediated.

  High School Gymnasium, flooring and asbestos underlayment abated.

  Empty pool. Entire pump filter and electronics room submerged in water.

  Auditorium carpet removed.

  LGI flooring removed and used as furniture storage.

  Entire Jr.High wing set up for abatement of Asbestos flooring.

  Entire Jr.High wing set up for abatement of Asbestos flooring.

  High School Roof Damage Repair work.

  Locker Room(s) stripped out due to water damage.

  Library being prepped for asbestos abatement.

  Example of flood cuts in bathrooms due to water damage.

  Example of floor damage that must be abated.