Pool: Unfortunately, the pool completion has been pushed back further due to a recent discovery regarding a main pipeline leaving Richard Mann Elementary. A crack has been discovered in the pipeline which is buried approximately 7 feet underground beneath the pool locker rooms. In order to repair this pipeline, the entire elementary school building will need to be shut down. As such, we are waiting for a time period where we will not have students and staff in the building for an extended period of time. At this point, that appears to be Columbus Day weekend, October 6-8, 2018. We will attempt to repair the pipeline during that weekend to limit the disruption for our students as much as possible. Once the pipeline has been repaired, work on the pool locker rooms can resume. It will take approximately 5 weeks from the pipe repair to completion of the locker rooms. At this point, it appears the pool will not be complete until the end of December 2018. We are frustrated with the impact this is having on our student athletes and community members, and are working diligently to find other solutions. We will keep you informed as more information becomes available.
4th and 5th Grade Wing: At this time the computer lab in the 4th and 5th grade wing at the elementary school is delayed due to material installation challenges. Special materials are used in the computer labs to help keep the hardware cool and functioning at its highest level. The materials to be installed require a low humidity level, and unfortunately, the humidity level at this time has been uncooperative. We are waiting for a finalized completion date and will share as soon as it becomes available.
Middle School Locker Rooms: At this time the Middle School Locker rooms will not be complete until approximately October 19. The installation of tiles has stalled production at this point, however, our construction crew is working hard to complete the tile work to get to the final phase of completion.
While some of phase 1 is still being completed, phase 2 is on target. As with any construction project, there are always delays and unforeseeable challenges. We are frustrated with the impact some of these delays are creating for our students and staff, however, our number one priority is their safety. We want to ensure that these projects are completed correctly to provide a safe environment for our current students and the future ones to come.