Capital project update
Sept. 20, 2016
Duanesburg Elementary School students and staff walked into a brighter, fresher, more modern building when school began this month, and work continues to improve their learning environment.
Construction crews were busy this past summer at the elementary campus, where they literally dug into the district’s capital project approved by voters in 2015.
The main school entrance and office area are being reconstructed to increase security and safety for students and staff, and much-needed renovations were made to the 1st and 2nd-grade classroom wings and to other areas of the school to address ventilation, energy efficiency and moisture issues.
Exterior walls were repaired, an original boiler was replaced and a temperature control system was installed. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms and new classroom cabinetry were added and sidewalks and curbs repaired.
Work continues at the elementary school and at the high school as part of the multi-year repair, renovation and construction plan.
The goals of the capital project are to address concerns voiced by district residents and make DCS schools safer, healthier and better suited to modern learning.
View photos below.
Visitors now see a brighter entryway and hallways, with new floors, new lighting and fresh paint.
Parents who attended fall open house said they like having a bathroom near the auditorium (left photo above). New ventilation systems and lighting have improved the teaching and learning environment (right photo above).
New cabinetry and shelving were installed (left) and measurements are being taken for new bulletin boards (right).
A happy message greets students arriving at school and reminds them to be positive, respectful and kind members of their school community.
The exterior of a new front entrance to the main office is progressing, as is construction of the new gym.