The EMES Oversight Committee recently finalized the General Conditions for the Contractors. We will be sending these out to our six pre-qualified bidders on May 20th, with a date due back to us on June 10th. The EMES Board will accept the final bid at their meeting in June (date to be determined). Construction is set to begin Monday, June 24th, and will continue straight through until August, 2014. The work will be done in three phases.
Phase I: June 24th – December, 2013
During Phase I, the contractors will complete the expansion of the building, which will include two new classrooms, the art and music room, foreign language office, additional storage, and new bathrooms. There will be underground storage for grounds equipment and our fire pump in this part of the building as well. In addition, the existing gym will be renovated in the summer of 2013.
Phase II: January, 2014 – June 2104
In between Phase I and Phase II, a section of the school from the existing pre-k classroom down to K/1 exit near the parent drop off, will be relocated to the new wing. During Phase II, the contractors will build the new library, the pre-k classroom, and the “admin suite,” which includes guidance, health, occupational therapy, a conference room, staff room, and the principals’ office. The kitchen and new cafeteria will be built in the latter part of Phase II.
Phase III: June, 2014 – August, 2014
During Phase III, the contractors will complete the work started in Phase II, as well as all other work in the existing building. This will include asbestos abatement, heating and ventilation, window, insulation, lighting fixtures, etc. The existing library will become two primary classrooms, and the existing bathrooms will be renovated. This work will be completed in August, 2014.