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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Summer facilities projects completed

At last night's BOE meeting, Dr. Fishbein's Opening of School Report listed various facilities projects which were completed throughout the district over the summer. (Board members toured buildings last week to see the results -- the renovated gyms are so light and bright!) A few projects are still to be done and are currently or soon to be out for bid.

Ridgewood High School
Renovation of Guidance Suite and Grade Advisor area; Rooms 207, 211 & 112. (Note, the Guidance area had water damage, crumbling plaster, dingy paint...now it's a great showcase for visiting college admissions folks and parents.)
Renovation of North Stair Tower (the one I used to say looked like a ghetto movie set)
Repair of Lockers in Boys' Locker Room
Installed flooring in ancillary weight room
Installed 600+ new lockers
Locker room showers, more roof replacement and bathroom renovations going out to bid

New fencing
New lighting in gym

New lighting in gym
Sidewalk (donated by HSA)

Renovation of art room
Outside lighting improvements -- coming this Fall

Gym renovation -- tile & lighting
Outside lighting improvement -- coming this Fall

Replaced 4 classroom crpets with tile floors
REfinished Gym and Band Room floors
Bathroom renovations -- going to bid

Gym window wall replacement -- going to bid
Exterior door and electrical upgrades -- going to bid

Improved electrical in library and computer labs
Roofing & door projects to be bid

Renovated gym (floor and lighting)
Drainage in front of building
Door project -- going to bid

Renovated cafeteria
Removed wall between 2 classrooms; replace with foldable wall

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