Casey Middle School renovation should be complete by mid-May

February 10, 2004|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

LIBERTY - Renovation at Casey County Middle School is progressing on schedule, and the mid-May completion date is still on target.

Larry Schwering with Lucas/Schwering Architects in Lexington told the Board of Education Monday that installation of the new heating and air conditioning system is on schedule. He also commended the efforts of the general contractor and the school administration to move the construction along.

Schwering presented the design development document for the new Jones Park Elementary School, which will be constructed on Ky. 70 East to house students from Middleburg and Garrett elementary schools. The document includes all drawings and information generated to date.

Schwering discussed the site, driveways, parking areas and future athletic sites. He and Mark Clary also talked about the floor plan in detail on issues of safety and security, the abundance of natural lighting, upper elementary wing and primary wing, gymnasium, cafeteria and exterior features. The design is still in progress.


Board members expressed concerns about the type of classroom doors, preventing traffic from the gymnasium to the cafeteria, glass walls, geothermal system and the roof pitch.

Schwering said the projected cost is over budget by $1,196,320 and offered alternatives to keep the project in line with the budget.

The primary point of contention was the roof, converting from the proposed metal roofing to a rubber roof. The board decided to review the rubber roofing system before considering the change.

The board also declared Middleburg school and the McAninch and Helm property on the school campus as surplus property.

The board also learned the mobile unit at Douglas Elementary School has been replaced with the insurance company covering the entire replacement cost or the depreciated value. The board approved the replacement of the unit which burned a few months ago.

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