Environmental testing has wrapped up at Rockwell and Johnson schools for the planned renovation projects in Bethel. Superintendent Christine Carver says they are meeting with an abatement contractor to discuss the process and budgetary impact because it's a highly regulated process.
Portable classrooms will not be used a Johnson School. At a meeting yesterday, Superintendent Christine Carver said Rockwell abatement will be done over the summer so students will not need to go into portable classrooms this spring.
The Public Sites and Building Committee has approved final plans. A state grant will cover 45-percent of eligible costs of the $65.8 million proposal. School officials will present construction drawing to the State Office of School Construction today. That will allow the construction manager to go out to bid.
Work at the schools are planned through the summer of 2020.