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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, 9:21 p.m.
 

The $40 million construction / renovation project at Laurel Highlands Senior High School is moving ahead on schedule and is expected to be completed by August 2014.

Superintendent Jesse Wallace updated school board members and the public about recent progress at this week's meeting.

“A lot has been going on with the project,” Wallace said. “The ceiling has been torn out of the building. The contractors are installing the electrical, plumbing and heating and ventilation.”

Wallace said the foundation for the new addition for the cafeteria has been completed.

“Work in the swimming pool area is also moving along as scheduled,” Wallace said.

Wallace commended Craig McKee, the district's supervisor of building and grounds, for working diligently to make sure the project is moving ahead on schedule.

“We meet once a week, and Mr. McKee updates me on the renovation progress,” Wallace said. “He has his finger on the pulse of what is going on with the project. Some work is ahead of schedule, but some work is behind schedule because of the weather. Some of the construction is right on schedule.”

Eckles Construction Management made a presentation about the project at a recent work session, according to school board member Lyn Andaloro.

“Students and teachers have been documenting the construction project and photos are available on the school district's website for the public to view,” she said.

The school board approved change orders for the project that will cost $17,039.

McKee said the school district included 3 percent in the construction budget to fund change orders during the construction.

“We already have the money set aside for the change orders so it won't cost the district additional money,” McKee said. “We decided to have a permanent, instead of temporary, fence installed around the soccer field. We also made some changes to plumbing and electrical work.”

School board members approved the change order, but board member Beverly Beal voiced her opposition.

“I know that you are aware that I don't like change orders,” Beal said.

Cindy Ekas is a freelance writer.

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