Thanks to Wellness Funds provided by the state and federal ESSER monies, NREVSD is expanding the office space for New Richmond High School counseling/guidance team and installing new chillers at Locust Corner Elementary School.
During its Sept. 20, 2021, meeting, the Board accepted bids for both projects.
The existing school counseling/guidance space at New Richmond High School was built to accommodate three people and is currently being shared by 12, according to Superintendent Tracey Miller.
The current configuration is limiting for students and staff and makes confidentiality next to impossible, Mr. Miller explained. The new office space will be created from vacant classrooms located to the right-hand side as guests enter New Richmond High School. The project will also include a safety feature for the high school, a double entrance.
The project was awarded to the lowest bidder, Kramer & Feldman, Inc. for $192,278. Wellness dollars from the state will cover the entire cost. Work should be completed in January of 2022.
The district is working to secure additional grant dollars to install double security entrances at all schools.
Additionally, two chillers will be replaced at Locust Corner Elementary School. The full $395,424 cost will be paid for with federal ESSER funds. The goal is to complete the installation of the new chillers before the return of warm weather in 2022.