Abingdon-Avon CUSD #276 Biennial State of District Series
- Construction and Maintenance
I wanted to share a two year update on the State of the District. Included in this thread over the next week, you will find district data, financial information, and stories about some of the great things happening in our buildings.
In the last 10 months, we have made improvements to the physical structures and security in all buildings. Several of these improvements are completed, while others are still in progress. The cost of these improvements has (to date) totaled approximately $2.7 million. The improvements include: a more secure entrance at Hedding Grade School, a new boiler at Hedding Grade School, a new roof at both Hedding Grade School and Abingdon-Avon High School, updated security cameras/systems district wide, improved telecommunications across the district, upgraded fire alarm systems in 3 buildings, upgraded high school library, brand new school buses on each route, added a second activity bus to our fleet, and fencing work at Hedding Grade School.
We are in the planning process for continued upgrades at all buildings. The district has been able to make these improvements with a combination of Fire, Safety, and Prevention Fund dollars, County Facility Sales Tax income, and reserve funds. The next few weeks will see construction work being completed during the early part of the school year. Finish work on the roofs will continue for several weeks.
Our maintenance department, custodial teams, IT department, and teachers have been extremely patient and flexible during the construction process. We appreciate your understanding of all the hiccups that come with 4 major construction projects taking place in a summer time-frame.
Tomorrow: A-Town by the Numbers