Ewing Schools Announce Referendum '18 Phase 2 Projects/Schedule

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 22, 2020 

Ewing Schools Announce Referendum ’18 Phase 2 Projects/Schedule 

In October of 2018, the Ewing Township community supported the School District’s Referendum ’18 vote. The referendum consisted of a series of district-wide facility projects designed to create healthier, safer, and more modern schools for the students of the school community. 

Since this landmark vote, the school district has completed its Referendum ’18 Phase 1 projects along with several other facility projects that were previously scheduled and budgeted:

COMPLETED REFERENDUM PROJECTS

  • Roof Replacement at Parkway and O’Brien Academy
  • Roof Replacement at Lore
  • District-Wide Security & Communications Projects
  • Interior Classroom/Bathroom Renovations at Antheil and Lore
  • District Tennis Courts at Antheil
  • Ewing High School Parking Lot Expansion
  • Ewing High School Multipurpose Field Staircase replacement 

COMPLETED NON-REFERENDUM PROJECTS

  • Ewing High School Multipurpose Field Replacement and Storm Water Drainage Repairs 

ONGOING NON-REFERENDUM PROJECTS

  • Targeted office facility renovations at the Gusz building, expected completion February of 2020 

With completion of these projects, the school district is set to embark on its schedule for Referendum ’18 Phase 2 projects. Please review the chart below for a district-wide overview:

2020 REFERNDUM ROUNDUP – PHASE 2  

EWING HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

Fire Alarm System replacements

Jan. 20

Apr. 20

Summer 20

Controls, HVAC Improvements, Boiler & Chiller Replacements, asbestos abatement as needed

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Summer 21

Targeted toilet room and classroom renovations, interior & exterior door replacements, security keying enhancements

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Fall 20

North and South Gymnasium and Locker Room Renovations

Jan. 20

Apr. 20

Fall 20

Athletic Site improvements including baseball field improvements, ball stopper, backstop, scoreboard, and overall site ADA compliance improvements

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Summer 20

Operational Impacts:

  • Due to the HVAC improvements and classroom renovations, throughout the construction phase a small bank of classrooms may need to move throughout the year. The district will make every effort to minimize the disruption to the educational process.
  • For the duration of the Gymnasium and Locker Room Renovations, these areas will be unavailable for use. The Principal, Athletic Director, and Physical Education Department have prepared a plan that will address the need for space during that time.
  • For the duration of the Athletic Site and Baseball field improvements, those areas may be periodically unavailable throughout the construction period.
  • The Fisher Middle School Moving-Up ceremony which typically would take place in the Ewing High School North Gym will be scheduled to take place outside on the EHS Athletic Complex on Tuesday, June 16th at 6:30PM (Please note the change of date) with a rain date of Wednesday, June 17th.  The Fisher administration will provide more detailed information shortly.
  • Additionally, due to the need for a safe construction staging space there will limited access to the back parking lot of the High School behind the gyms for the duration of these projects.  

FISHER MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

Chiller replacement

Jan. 20

Winter 20

April 20

Roof replacement/restoration

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Summer 20

Fire Alarm System replacements

Jan. 20

Apr. 20

Summer 20

Controls, HVAC Improvements, Boiler Replacements, asbestos abatement as needed

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Summer 21

Targeted toilet room and classroom renovations, interior & exterior door replacements, security keying enhancements

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Fall 20

Gymnasium and Locker Room Renovations

Jan. 20

Summer 20

November 20

Walking track pavement improvements

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Summer 20

 Operational Impacts:

  • Throughout the summer, the interior of the school building may be off-limits in areas affected by the roof replacement. Staff will be relocated as needed.
  • Due to the HVAC improvements and classroom renovations, throughout the construction phase a small bank of classrooms may need to move throughout the year. The district will make every effort to minimize the disruption to the educational process.
  • For the duration of the Gymnasium and Locker Room Renovations, these areas will be unavailable for use. The Principal, Athletic Director, and Physical Education Department have prepared a plan that will address the need for space during that time.  

RYAN BUILDING/ O’BRIEN ACADEMY PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

Fire Alarm System Replacement

Jan. 20

Sep. 20

Summer 21

Interior/Exterior door replacements, security keying enhancements

Jan. 20

Sep. 20

Summer 21

HVAC Controls and equipment replacement

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Summer 21

 Operational Impact:

  • Minimal operational impact is anticipated. There may be periodic times throughout the summer that HVAC systems may need to be shut down. Arrangements to move staff will be made as needed.  

ANTHEIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

Boiler replacement

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Summer 20

Chiller replacements

Jan. 20

Winter 20

April 20

Fire Alarm System Replacement

Jan. 20

Apr. 20

Summer 20

 Operational Impact:

  • Minimal operational impact is anticipated. There may be periodic times throughout the summer that HVAC systems may need to be shut down. Arrangements to move staff will be made as needed. 

 

LORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

Controls, HVAC Improvements, Boiler replacements, and asbestos abatement as needed

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Summer 21

 Operational Impact:

  • Due to the HVAC improvements and classroom renovations, throughout the construction phase a small bank of classrooms may need to move throughout the year. The district will make every effort to minimize the disruption to the educational process.  

PARKWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

Boiler replacement

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Summer 20

Chiller replacements

Jan. 20

Winter 20

March 20

HVAC Controls and equipment replacement

Jan. 20

Summer 20

Summer 21

Operational Impact:

  • Due to the HVAC improvements and classroom renovations, throughout the construction phase a small bank of classrooms may need to move throughout the year. The district will make every effort to minimize the disruption to the educational process. 

GUSZ BUILDING PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

Roof Replacement /Restoration and exterior doors

Jan. 20

June 20

July 20

Operational Impact:

  • Throughout the summer, the interior of the Gusz building may be off-limits in areas affected by the roof replacement. The project will impact district operations as some Gusz personnel may need to be temporarily relocated to other school buildings. 

“It is certainly an exciting time as we move forward with these projects to improve our facilities,” Superintendent Michael Nitti stated.  “That being stated, these endeavors will most certainly impact our operations and we greatly appreciate the cooperation and understanding of the school community as we work to make our schools better places for our students to learn and grow.” 

“We continue to be appreciative of the support of the community for our Referendum ’18 endeavors,” School Business Administrator Dennis J. Nettleton added. “The positive impact of our Phase 1 projects is already tangible, and although we recognize the challenges ahead, we are excited to embark on our Phase 2 initiatives and see the benefits for our school community.” 

Superintendent Nitti and Mr. Nettleton will present on these projects at the January 27th Board Meeting to be held at the Parkway Elementary School.