Ewing Schools Announce Referendum ’18 Projects/Schedule - April 2021

Ewing Schools Announce Referendum ’18 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 future generations of Ewing students. 

Since this landmark vote, the school district has completed its Referendum ’18 Initial Phase projects along with several other facility projects that were previously scheduled and budgeted. Obviously, the impact of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic has played a part in getting projects completed. Though we continue to make progress, it is clear that the pandemic situation will continue to impact our schedule: 

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
  • Ewing High School Athletic Site Improvements, including baseball field improvements, ball stopper, backstop, scoreboard, and overall site ADA compliance improvements
  • Chiller replacement at Antheil, Parkway, & Fisher
  • Fisher Middle School partial roof replacement/restoration
  • Fisher Middle School walking track pavement renovation
  • Gusz Roof Replacement 

COMPLETED NON-REFERENDUM PROJECTS

Ewing High School Multipurpose Field Replacement and Storm Water Drainage Repairs

ONGOING NON-REFERENDUM PROJECTS

Targeted office and conference space renovations at the Gusz building, expected completion is TBD* (still in process, impacted by COVID-19). 

Please review the chart below for a district-wide overview: 

2021 REFERENDUM ROUNDUP

 

EWING HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

Fire Alarm System replacements

Jan. 20

Apr. 20

Summer 21

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

Dec. 20

Summer 21

Summer 23

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

TBD*

TBD*

TBD*

North and South Gymnasium and Locker Room Renovations

Summer 20

Fall. 20

Fall 21

 

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. Due to the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis, this project was rescheduled and will be approached differently with work taking place only during the summer.
  • For the duration of the Gymnasium and Locker Room Renovations, these areas will be unavailable for use. The Principal, Athletic Director, and Physical Education Instructional Leaders have prepared a plan that will address the need for space during that time.
  • Additionally, due to the need for a safe construction staging space there will be 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

Fire Alarm System replacements

Jan. 20

Apr. 20

Ongoing*

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

Jan. 21

Summer 21

Summer 23

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

TBD*

TBD*

TBD*

Gymnasium and Locker Room Renovations

Summer 20

Fall. 20

Fall 21

 

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. Due to the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis, this project was rescheduled and will be approached differently with work taking place only during the summer.

 

  • For the duration of the Gymnasium and Locker Room Renovations, these areas will be unavailable for use. The Principal, Athletic Director, and Physical Education Instructional Leaders 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

Ongoing

Interior/Exterior door replacements, security keying enhancements

TBD*

TBD*

TBD*

HVAC Controls and equipment replacement

Jan. 21

Summer 21

Summer 23

 

Operational Impact:

  • Minimal operational impact is anticipated. There may be periodic times throughout the summer that HVAC systems may need to be shut down. Due to the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis, this project was rescheduled and will be approached differently with work taking place only during the summer.

 

ANTHEIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

Fire Alarm System Replacement

Jan. 20

Apr. 20

Ongoing

 

Operational Impact:

  • Minimal operational impact is anticipated. There may be periodic times throughout the summer that HVAC systems may need to be shut down. Due to the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis, this project was rescheduled and will be approached differently with work taking place only during the summer.

 

LORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

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

Jan. 21

Summer 21

Summer 23

 

Operational Impact:

  • Minimal operational impact is anticipated. There may be periodic times throughout the summer that HVAC systems may need to be shut down. Due to the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis, this project was rescheduled and will be approached differently with work taking place only during the summer.

 

PARKWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECTS

Description

Bid

Start

Anticipated Completion

HVAC Controls and equipment replacement

Jan. 21

Summer 21

Summer 23

 

Operational Impact:

  • Minimal operational impact is anticipated. There may be periodic times throughout the summer that HVAC systems may need to be shut down. Due to the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis, this project was rescheduled and will be approached differently with work taking place only during the summer.

 

*The timing and phasing of these projects were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis. Start and completion times are subject to change as we progress through this difficult time.

 

“We continue to be appreciative of the support of the community for our Referendum ’18 endeavors,” School Business Administrator Dennis J. Nettleton commented. “The positive impact of our initial projects is already tangible, and although we recognize the significant challenges ahead, we continue to be excited to continue these initiatives and see the long-term benefits for our school community.”