Centreville Public Schools – Upgrades continue

The third of a three-phase construction process began last week at Centreville Public Schools.

Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer said the work started Friday and the scope of work will be broad and impact both of the district’s two buildings.

By a 3-to-2 margin, voters in the 750-student district approved a November 2013, $12.8 million request to finance a variety of improvements to be performed in a three-stage order.

Lemmer said a key component of the third phase centers on construction of a new bus and maintenance building, which will cost about $950,000, including demolition-related expenses.

Other projected costs include about $320,000 dedicated to technology-related areas, $200,000 in bus funds and $50,000 toward the purchase of student furniture – primarily desks and chairs – and other equipment.

Lemmer said she is especially excited about a $1.7 million expense dedicated to the north exterior of the junior high building. The wing stretching from administrative offices to the band room will feature a new exterior, energy-efficient windows as well as a modern, energy-efficient façade.

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