New classrooms going in at Lafayette – Albany Democrat Herald

College students at Lafayette Elementary Faculty can have classes in six new classrooms and two multipurpose rooms once they return to highschool this fall.

Work is anticipated to wrap up Aug. 18 on the 10,000-square-foot modular constructing to the north aspect of the college, 3122 Madison St.

The Albany Faculty Board authorized the development challenge, anticipated to value about $2 million, this previous January.

The college had the area and is comparatively centrally positioned, which made it a spotlight for district officers trying to ease crowding. With the brand new classrooms, Lafayette's capability will broaden from about 325 to 475 college students.

The challenge is being funded via the Better Albany Public Faculties 2016-17 and 2017-18 budgets and isn't part of the district's $159 million development and renovation bond measure, which voters authorized in Might.

Chris McKay of HMK Firm, challenge supervisor, mentioned crews with Fashionable Constructing of Aumsville are working this week and subsequent to raise sections of the modular in place and bolt them to the inspiration. Trusses shall be delivered subsequent week.

When completed, the modular will maintain six classrooms, two multipurpose rooms, a trainer restroom, a person scholar restroom, a trainer workroom and area for electrical and technical assist. 

Exterior, the college can have an prolonged bus lane, a brand new entrance and extra parking to accommodate the brand new constructing. A stormwater swale will deal with runoff, McKay mentioned.

Andy Medcalf Building of Salem did the location work and utility preparation, and Ok&D of Albany did the surveying and civil engineering, McKay mentioned.

Work thus far is going to plan, he mentioned. "We're proper on schedule, truly."

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