School construction progresses in the Valley


CLEAR FORK VALLEY — Construction on two new elementary buildings in the Clear Fork Valley School District is progressing, people were told at last week’s meeting of the school board.

Brad Geismann, with Adena Corporation, said the project in Butler is further along than that in Bellville.

He said masonry veneer is done and washed down and windows are going in and almost complete.

Workers are 50 per cent done on installation of the permanent roof. Metal wall panels for the outside walls will arrive in July.

In one classroom wing, 100 per cent of the drywall has been hung, Geismann said.

The site construction is proceeding, and driveways are being cut in. In July and August curbs and sidewalk construction will start, said Geismann.

In Bellville, windows will be placed starting in July. The masonry veneer is 80 to 90 per cent complete there, said Geismann.

Metal framing for the upstairs part of the buildings is getting started, said Geismann, and only one slab remains to be poured. When that happens, slabs will be complete in Bellville.

Board member Carl Gonzalez asked Geismann about any change orders they might have received. He said a request had been made to refine some items in Butler, because of questions that had arisen about children with special needs.

Superintendent Janice Wyckoff said the special needs classroom is equipped appropriately.

A question had been raised about windows in the classroom, because too much light in that kind of room can be distracting. Wyckoff said shades are built into the windows, so they can be closed to reduce sunlight.

Wyckoff said contact has been made with people at the Knox County Career Center to see if anyone there would be available to come and work on Ramsey House, which adjoins the Butler school site. That is a building which is set up to provide additional space for students.

In routine matters, the treasurer’s report was given by Bradd Stevens.

Wyckoff went through lists of persons who had been hired.

Jennifer Stallard, who had been on the school board two months, was hired as director of food service. She replaces Kelly Stanford, who resigned to take a position in Shelby.

The board approved a resolution setting a public auction for sale of 40 acres in Hamilton Hills for Aug. 11. This will be held at 2018 State Route 13 south in Bellville.

Workers are surveying an area which will be turned into a driveway outside the Butler elementary school building. The workers, with K.E. McCartney and Associates, Inc., are Dan Utt, left, and Justice Redman. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star
https://www.thebellvillestar.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2018/06/web1_driveway.jpgWorkers are surveying an area which will be turned into a driveway outside the Butler elementary school building. The workers, with K.E. McCartney and Associates, Inc., are Dan Utt, left, and Justice Redman. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star

 

By LOUISE SWARTZWALDER

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