BRUNSWICK –– The school board Monday night approved phase one of the middle school project — site work.
This phase, to cost about $1.34 million, includes fencing in the construction site, putting in access roads and installing sediment basins to prepare the area for the actual building process.
“I just want to stress this guaranteed maximum price (GMP) is just for phase one, which is the site work at the new middle school,” Superintendent Mike Mayell said. “The building GMP will come at a later date.”
Site work will begin after Labor Day and school will remain in session while the project is under way.
In November, school district voters approved a $48.1 million bond issue to allow Brunswick to consolidate Edwards, Visintainer and Willetts into one building on 30 acres of land owned by the district on Pearl Road behind Edwards, built in 1921, and Visintainer, built in 1949.
Edwards and Visintainer schools will be torn down, and the future of Willetts has not yet been decided. At it’s Sept. 4 meeting, the board will begin discussing the details of phase two, the building phase.
Also Monday, the board voted to accept two grants:
- Martha Holden Jennings grant for $2,595 was awarded to Crestview Elementary. It will be used toward buying a software program that promotes reading intervention among students.
- The district received a $5,280 federal grant to be used for special needs programs and resources at the preschool level.