NECSD Holds Annual Summer Construction Bus Tour



     Newburgh Enlarged City School District officials, along with members of various NECSD committees, came together on Thurs., August 30, 2012 for the Annual Summer Construction Bus Tour.

     The tour, led by Terry Damon of Armlin, Damon & McMordie, the company hired by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District to manage the improvement plan, visited schools within the NECSD that received renovations and improvements since the summer of 2011. The improvements are part of the overall Master Plan for the NECSD which was set in motion following bond referendums that were approved by voters in 2005 and 2007.

     During a brief visit to GAMS Tech Magnet School, individuals viewed electrical system improvements including an upgraded fire alarm system, emergency lighting, upgraded electric service and the replacement of the public address system. Building interior improvements included the renovation of toilet rooms to meet ADA requirements and a new larger library for students and teachers.

     Over at Temple Hill Academy and Meadow Hill Global Explorations School, there were selected building interior improvements completed and classroom upgrades as needed. Additionally, Temple Hill Academy’s front steps saw a facelift and revitalization.

     At the Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus, the replacement of selected windows and window treatments, as well as building interior improvements, were completed. In addition, toilet rooms were redesigned to be compliant with ADA Accessibility.

     Nearby, projects nearing completion included the replacement and abatement of the Boys’ Gym ceiling and the installation of the new gym floor at the NFA North Campus.

     Improvements over at South Middle School included building envelope improvements such as replacing and repairing exterior doors. In addition, program changes and punch list items were completed.

     Over at Heritage Middle School, completed work included upgrades for the existing combined cafeteria/auditorium space to allow for improved auditorium functions.

     Across town at Gardnertown Fundamental Magnet School, building envelope improvements including the replacement and repairing of window balances throughout the school and the addition of an exterior freezer were part of the overall improvement to the building. Electrical system improvements throughout the building, including an upgraded smoke detection/fire alarm system, the addition of emergency lighting in classrooms and the replacement of the existing public address system, were completed.

     At Vails Gate High Tech Magnet School, building envelope improvements that were completed included the abatement/replacement of trapezoidal windows and outside improvements to the drainage near the building.

     Lastly, Horizons-on-the-Hudson entryway vestibule was completed along with masonry and repairs in selected areas.

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