Steady Improvement

FREWSBURG – The Frewsburg Central School District will be making some upgrades to its Robert H. Jackson Elementary School.

The district has approved a two-phase capital construction project that is expected to take place over the next year and a half.

A legal notice was placed in the Jan. 9 edition of The Post-Journal by Danielle O’Connor, superintendent of Frewsburg, seeking the submission of sealed bids for the construction of a planned facilities reconstruction project labeled as “general construction.” The district will be receiving bids until 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 12, when the bids will then be opened and read aloud in the Frewsburg Jr.-Sr. High School community room.

A pre-bid meeting and site visit is also scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday to discuss the project and visit the building.

According to O’Connor, the project was approved when the school budget was voted on in May and will include both interior and exterior work at the elementary school.

“It’s a two-phase project,” said O’Connor. “Phase one is the replacing of part of the roof on the elementary school as well as reconstructing the driveway on one end of the school. We want to create two separate driveways so we can have a bus loop and a driveway for parents to drop off their kids. Hopefully, we can start construction over spring break and begin replacing the roof at that time. After school lets out, we will look at starting parking lot construction from the end of June until the middle of August.”

She continued: “The second phase is for the following summer. We will be doing interior work (at the elementary school) replacing the cafeteria floor, creating two new computer rooms and replacing some boilers.”

O’Connor also stated that the district has $125,000 of district funds to put toward the project, while the majority of the funding will come from building aid.

“This will have no impact on the taxpayers,” she said.