Construction Update

SD81's Weekly report - September 28, 2022

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Construction in SD81

This past summer District 81 had four major construction projects in progress. Below is a summary of the work being completed and a weekly progress update.

Storm Water Retention & Field at Lincoln Middle School

Adding a stormwater retention system will alleviate flooding and erosion of the Lincoln Middle School fields. This work is necessary in order for the fields to be used as intended, for sports and outdoor activities. The project is being funded through American Rescue Plan - ESSER 3 grant funds.

As of September 28:

  • Turf lining and striping is complete.
  • Sanding and pelleting the field continues.
  • Parking lot and sitework will be ongoing

(Picture below taken September 27)

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Courtyard Enclosure at Kennedy School

The courtyard will be enclosed to provide additional instructional and large-motor space at Kennedy School. The project is being funded through the American Rescue Plan - ESSER 2 and 3 grant funding. The majority of the work will be completed the week of August 12th. Finish work will be completed by October of 2022, with no disruption to learning.

As of September 23:

  • Electrician pulled wire and installed all unistrut and piping for paint
  • Insulation and drywall hung
  • Drywall taping in progress
  • Swinging doors swung and hardware being installed
  • Roofer began installing the metal trim at window openings

(Photos of Kennedy courtyard provided by Tandem Construction)
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Demolition of Old Washington School & New Site Work

The project is substantially completed.

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Curtain Wall Repair at Lincoln Middle School

  • The project is substantially completed.
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