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Interim Superintendent's Views 7/20/11

CAPITAL PROJECT

The Hadley-Luzerne Central School Board of Education passed a resolution on July 11th to hold a special meeting of the qualified voters for the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District on September 20, 2011.  The purpose of the meeting will be to vote on the authorization of a capital project for an amount not to exceed $2,400,000 authority to issue bonds and notes up to $2,400,000 for the project costs and levy and collect taxes related to the expenditure, net of any state aid.

We have carefully analyzed each project item in terms of our schools physical plant needs in balance with our supportive tax payers.  The original project was trimmed to include the following proposed capital project items:

ROOF REPLACEMENT

Current conditions of the existing roof system have exceeded their useful life and are due for replacement. With input from Carlisle Roofing we made some assumptions and came up with a preliminary budget number as requested for Roof Replacement at the Elem/High School and Bus Garage. We assumed there to be no hazardous materials and no structural damage due to leakage. We would suggest a roof scan/survey be completed and cores taken to determine any unforeseen conditions. All figures are estimates and approximate. The new roof system would be a Carlisle fully adhered fleece back system w/ new energy efficient insulation.

MS HVAC

The original 1972 HVAC units have exceeded their useful life and are due for replacement. With input from IBS Engineering we made some assumptions and came up with a budget number as requested for (3) RTU’s, (3) RTU’s w/ AC and (1) air handling unit replacement at the Middle School. We assumed there would be no structural modification required to support new units and minimum ductwork reconfiguration and roof work to retrofit roof curbs.

ASBESTOS ABATEMENT

The existing steam piping system is currently insulated with asbestos containing insulation and over the years has deteriorated and contaminated the crawlspace soil. These areas should be abated to remove any contaminants. Remove asbestos in Elementary Wing crawl space piping and soil. Remove asbestos in High School Wing crawl space piping and soil.

CLOCK/PA SYSTEM PROJECT

The original clock and PA system in the Main Building along with the added components over the years does not function properly, has exceed its useful life and is due for replacement. With input from IBS Engineering we made some assumptions and came up with a budget number as requested.

Replace clock/PA system in main Building.

REPOINT BRICK PROJECT

The original mortar at the Main Building Auditorium exterior walls has become compromised and is deteriorating. This mortar needs to be removed and replaced. We made some assumptions and came up with a budget number as requested. All figures are estimates and approximate. A possible cause could be from poor flashing and roofing.

Repoint brick at Main Building Auditorium:

SOUND PANEL PROJECT: ESTIMATED COST

Acoustics in the Large Group Instruction Room are poor and need to be improved by installing sound attenuation panels on the walls. We have made some assumptions and came up with a budget number as requested.  Install sound attenuation panels in Large Group Instruction Room.

CAPITAL PROJECT PROPOSITION

Shall the Board of Education of the Hadley-Luzerne Central School District be authorized to (1) undertake a capital improvement project consisting of replacement and improvement to implement various health, safety and welfare measures (Roof replacement at the Main Building and Bus Garage, HVAC replacement at the Middle School) at an amount not to exceed $2,400,000, (2) expend such sum for such purpose, (3) levy the necessary tax therefore taking into account state aid and grants received, to be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education, and (4) in anticipation of the collection of such tax, issue bonds and notes at one time or from time to time in the principal amount not to exceed $2,400,000, and to levy a tax to pay the interest on said obligations when due?

 

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AWARDS

Congratulations to the following student athletes awarded at the Varsity Awards Banquet:

 

2011 HL SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD

9th Grade:                                   William Scofield

Rachel Powers

10th Grade:               Darren Cirillo

Sequoya Fitzpatrick

11th Grade:               Kayla Reynolds

Scott Combs

12th Grade:               Catherine Love

Tyler Fuerst

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO H-L ATHLETICS

9th Grade:                                   Joshua Hala

Madeline Brady

10th Grade:               Cory Saheim

Emily Heald

11th Grade:               Devin Waite & Joseph Marciano

Kayla Reynolds

12th Grade:               Zachary Olson

Sara Gangaware

 

VARSITY CLUB AWARD: Matthew Baran, Joanna DeMarsh, Anna Sehlmeyer

SENIOR ATHLETE AWARD: Andrew Hay, Kirstin Jones

GEORGE DOHERTY AWARD:  Catherine Love

MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: Sara Gangaware

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