Board of Education receives capital project update

The Board of Education last night received an update on the $14 million capital project approved by the community in May.

The update came from Matt Monaghan, from the SEI Design Group.

Read about the capital project.

Rendering of the new synthetic field
Rendering of the new synthetic field. The architect said some wanted the tartan symbol in the center of the field; however, it would be impossible to see from the ground level so the S-G will instead be used in the center.

Monaghan showed renderings of the proposed synthetic field as well as the reworked auditorium entrance to the high school that will create larger bathrooms across from the auditorium.

Here is his presentation.

He also reviewed the timeline for submitting the capital project to the state Education Department for review by mid-December with project bidding in the spring of 2019 and construction beginning in the summer of 2019:

Fields shown that would be replaced and upgraded
Fields shown that would be replaced and upgraded. The architect said he is confident that all of the grass fields will get new sod and work in the project.

Schematic Design
May 15, 2018 – June 29, 2018
Design Meetings with District Staff and Faculty
Site Survey

Design Development
July 1, 2018 – September 15, 2018
Design documents Underway

Construction Documents
September 16, 2018 – December 15, 2018

SED Review (3rd Party)/ Bidding Phase
December 16, 2018 – March 1, 2019

Construction Administration
March 2, 2019 – November 30, 2020

BASED ON THIS SCHEDULE, THE TWO-YEAR CONSTRUCTION WOULD BE PHASED AS FOLLOWS:

Rendering of the auditorium entrance from the front of the cafeteria
Rendering of the high school auditorium entrance as seen from the front of the cafeteria. The new wall would protrude toward the entrance more than it does now and would allow for renovated and enlarged men’s and women’s bathrooms in the hallway.

High School  Auditorium
Summer 2019

Roofing Work
Summer 2019

Synthetic Turf Field
Summer 2019

Artists rendering of the high school auditorium entrance renovations
Artist rendering of the high school auditorium entrance renovations upon entering the building. The architect said the new wall could be used for various displays or a gallery.

Middle School Auditorium
Summer 2020

Grass Playfields
Summer 2020

Elementary School Plumbing
Summer 2019 – Summer 2020

Monaghan also reviewed whether the new synthetic field could be used to host Section II tournaments. Soccer is the only sport that would not be able host Section II tournaments on the new field, since the field will not be large enough. Football, field hockey, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse would be able to host Section II tournaments.

Here is what he discussed:

Football
Standard 160’ x 360’ Field Size required
Synthetic Turf
Section II compliant

Field Hockey
Standard 180’ x 300’ Field Size required
Section II compliant

Boys Lacrosse
Standard 180’ x 330’ Field Size required
Section II compliant

Girls Lacrosse
190’ x 360’ Field Size required
Not Standard – Section II will accept

Soccer
190’ x 360’ Field Size required
Not Standard – Section II will not accept (204’ x 360’ min.)