After a year of careful review and analysis by the School Board on the question of air conditioning the elementary and middle schools, the Board took action and voted on December 12, 2016 to approve the project. The plan is to install air conditioning systems in the seven elementary schools and two middle schools over the spring and summer of 2017. The contract was awarded to Trane Inc. for $5,975,300.
The preliminary schedule has exterior work beginning this spring with interior work occurring over the summer. The projected completion date is set for late August 2017. In previous renovations, the elementary and middle schools were not air conditioned. With the completion of the high school renovation project and the availability of capital funds due to the successful refinancing of the bonds for the elementary renovation project, the Board determined this was the appropriate time to address air conditioning these buildings.