'Time to do some repair work' Region 12 elementary schools to get needed makeover
Region 12 elementary schools to get needed makeover
Repairs to the three elementary schools in the Region 12 school district are right on schedule.
Work will start after schools dismiss for summer recess.
On May 4, voters in Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington approved a $2.3 million bonding package to pay for repairs to Burnham, Booth Free and Washington Primary schools.
The repairs are part of a lease agreement being entered into by the school district and the three towns.
First selectmen in the three towns in the district -- Bill Stuart in Bridgewater, Barbara Henry in Roxbury and Mark Lyon in Washington -- issued a joint statement before the referendum on the necessity of the projects.
They said that "over many years, maintenance... of the school buildings have not kept pace with their physical deterioration."
The statement added the repairs would be done to "buy time" for the region and towns to develop a consensus, longterm strategy for education facilities.
The firm was selected from seven companies submitting proposals after doing a walk-through of the schools, Mr. Bedini said.
At this time, the project manager is evaluating and prioritizing work.
A plan is in place for needed repairs to the east wall of Booth Free School's gym in Roxbury that is "bowing out" at this time.
Hazardous material testing for PCBs, commonly found in buildings built in or renovated between 1950 and 1980, found no PCB remediation would be necessary, Mr. Bedini said.
Architects for the project are Clohessy, Harris & Kisser LLC. of Simsbury.