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Restricted Facility Access - Summer Projects Schedule

January 24, 2017

Dear Clarkstown Community Members:

Through the generous support of the Clarkstown Community, a Capital Bond was passed in December of 2015 (2015 Bond for Critical Systems) to allow for much needed upgrades.

A plan is in progress to complete the first phase of the project this coming summer with minimal disruption to our academic schedule and within the financial parameters required to meet the project goals.

As was discussed at this evening's Board of Education meeting, limited construction is scheduled to begin in May, with the bulk of the work to be completed over the summer months. The Phase One projects are listed below. In addition, the South High School and Felix Festa auditorium seats will be replaced over the summer and other planned projects will get underway.

Roof Replacements
· North High School
· Felix Festa Middle School
· Laurel Plains Elementary School

Boiler Replacements
· North High School
· South High School
· Felix Festa Middle School
· Birchwood Elementary School

Electrical Service Upgrades / Replacements
· North High School
· Felix Festa Middle School
· Laurel Plains Elementary School
· Birchwood Elementary School
· Bardonia Elementary School

Impact on School Building Use
Currently, a team including the construction manager, architect, building principals, school administrators and BOCES Health and Safety specialists are developing plans to safely complete the work. 
Though the plans are still in development, it is clear at this time that use of certain campuses over the summer will be completely or partially restricted. I will share updates with the community and impacted facilities users as details become available.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Sincerely,

Martin D. Cox
Superintendent of Schools