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Capital project update

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 library, Hoag front, new windows)

Photo of signPhoto of bus garagePhoto of traffic island






Photo of libraryPhoto of front of Harry Hoag schoolPhoto of new windows






Bus garage, Hoag front, new classroom windows, playground)

Photo of bus garagePhoto of Harry Hoag school frontphoto of classroom windows






Photo of new playground at Harry HoagPhoto of new playground at Harry HoagPhoto of new playground at Harry Hoag







July 6 (high school addition, Hoag front, bus garage, Hoag interior)

photo of high school additionphoto of Harry Hoag school frontphoto of bus garage





photo of Harry Hoag interiorphoto of Harry Hoag interiorphoto of Harry Hoag interior






June 23

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.Photo of bus garage construction

Photo of front of Harry Hoag school

Photo of high school addition








June 1 photos ( bus garage, Harry Hoag front)

Photo of bus garagePhoto of bus garagePhoto of school front






May 19 photos (Hoag front,  bus garage, Hoag interior)

Photo of elementary school frontphoto of bus garage Photo of interior of Hoag school






May 5 photos (high school, Hoag front, parking lot/garage)

Construction photoConstruction photo







April 27 photos (traffic pattern, Harry Hoag front, bus garage)

  • Photo of parking lot and garagePhoto of Harry Hoag front, constructionPhoto of construction at 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 addition

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March 23 photos ( Harry Hoag front,  offices at Hoag)


Photo of construction at Harry HoagPhoto of bus garage constructionPhoto of new offices to be





March 10 photos (high school, Harry Hoag school, bus garage)

Photo of high school constructionPhoto of elementary school constructionPhoto of bus garage going up






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 Spring break
--- 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 center
----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 longstanding problem
----Front entrance to Harry Hoag school is almost ready to be torn off
----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 prepared
---- 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 installed
---- Work on drainage at the kindergarten wing is expected to be complete in a week.

**** The work is progressing ahead of schedule!!!

September 30 photos (garage demolition, site work )


Photo of bus garage demolition

Photo of site work near old bus garage









Capital 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.

          Putrelo Building 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., $1,330,000
• Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning: DiGesare Mechanical, Inc., $868,000
• 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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