Capital project finished
The $17 million capital project
approved by voters in February, 2008 is complete.
Please see the pictures below. Scroll down to
see how the project progressed.
Sign, bus garage, traffic island,
Hoag front, new windows)
Bus garage, Hoag front, new classroom
July 6 (high school addition, Hoag front, bus
garage, Hoag interior)
The capital project is right on schedule. The
new playground should be completed by mid-July, the bus garage
should ready for use by the start of the new school year, as will
new rooms at Harry Hoag and the high school addition. An open house
and dedication will be held in the fall. Photos show the bus garage,
Harry Hoag front, and high school addition.
June 1 photos ( bus garage, Harry Hoag front)
May 19 photos (Hoag front, bus garage,
May 5 photos (high school, Hoag front, parking
April 27 photos (traffic pattern, Harry Hoag
front, bus garage)
April 13 photos
FIRST ROW: Harry Hoag parking lot, bus garage, school front
SECOND ROW: Inside Harry Hoag, Harry Hoag hallway, high school
March 23 photos ( Harry Hoag front,
offices at Hoag)
March 10 photos (high school, Harry Hoag school,
Progress to Feb. 16
--- Steel for the bus garage is going up
---Heating units inside the high school addition are being installed
---At Harry Hoag, the back wall has been removed, site work at the
front of the school is progressing well. The lack of snow has helped
outside work considerably.
--- It is hoped that the new windows will arrive before the April
--- Overall, the project is going very well.
Progress to Jan. 5
----Steel is up at the high school addition -
waiting for roof decking
---- A committee is working with fitness consultant Jim LaFountain
concerning the design of the new physical therapy and fitness
----The playground committee continues work on playscape designs
----Bus garage foundation is poured- waiting for steel to arrive
----Inside work at Hoag progressing well
Progress to Dec. 1
----The foundation for the high school
addition is in
----Two-thirds of the footers for the bus garage have been poured;
excavation continues in the back hill
----Drainage work by the kindergarten wing is complete, solving a
----Front entrance to Harry Hoag school is almost ready to be torn
----Work continues on the entrance to the school, a new flagpole
will be installed
---- The playground committee visited four districts to get ideas
for equipment at Hoag
*** The project is moving right along, helped by
warmer than normal weather in November
Progress to Nov. 18
---- Concrete has been poured for the walls of
the high school addition
---- Excavation continues at the bus garage site, footings are being
---- The roof at Harry Hoag is finished
with only detail work to go.
---- Footing for the new sign at Hoag is in with brick work underway
---- Playground committee is visiting nearby communities to help
them make a decision on new playground equipment at Hoag
---- Forms for footings of the new front at Hoag are being
---- Work on drainage at the kindergarten wing is expected to be
complete in a week.
**** The work is progressing ahead of
September 30 photos (garage
demolition, site work )
project bids awarded
At its July 29 special meeting, the Board of Education
awarded bids totaling $12.8 million for the capital construction
project approved by school district voters in February, 2008.
Enterprises Inc. was awarded the general construction contract in
the amount of $6.7 million. Additionally, Putrelo received alternate
awards of $9,000 for window covering treatment and $36,000 for wall
tile work in Harry Hoag Elementary School.
Central New York Construction was awarded the contract for site work
in the amount of $1,669,500 plus alternates of $112,000 to resurface
the running track and $28,690 for additional drainage work at Harry
Hoag Elementary School.
The school board awarded other
bids as follows:
• Roofing: S & L Roofing and Sheetmetal, Inc., $1,549,000
• Electrical: Schenectady Hardware & Electrical Co., Inc.,
• Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning: DiGesare Mechanical,
• Plumbing: Merit Plumbing & Heating LLC, $477,000
Superintendent of Schools Douglas Burton said that even
with the alternates, the total bids came in about $200,000 under the
projected total construction cost.
The project includes a new transportation
facility; a number of educational, structural and energy
improvements at Harry Hoag; reconfigured traffic loop and parking at
Hoag; a three-room addition at the Junior/Senior High School; and
replacement of the West Street steps.
One interesting aspect of roof repair and construction
at each school is the inclusion of solar panels that will be
anchored to the steel in the roofs. These panels will not only
enable the district to reduce its energy costs, but will also be
used as a teaching tool in science classrooms. Students will be able
to monitor the panels via computer to observe and measure how well
the panels are working.
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