Kendall school officials get a tour of renovations

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 20 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Contractors have been busy at Elementary School

Photos by Kristina Gabalski

KENDALL – Kendall Jr./Sr. High School Principal Carol D’Agostino, left, and Board of Education President Nadine Hanlon see some of the improvements to the Kendall Elementary School Cafeteria, including new flooring.

Students at Kendall Central School will return to school next month to buildings that have received extensive makeovers as part of a $25 million capital project.

The project includes new roofs for both school buildings, as well as energy efficient improvements, heating and ventilation work, and updated security measures. Both sites will also see improvements to parking lots and sidewalks.

Members of the Kendall Central School District Board of Education and administrators toured both school buildings Wednesday evening following the regular school board meeting to see how the capital project is progressing just weeks before school opens. Here, Project Manager Vince Donowski shows them work being done in the District Office located in the elementary school.

An eagle on the second-story facade of Kendall Elementary School overlooks construction materials in the front yard. Part of the Capital Improvement Project includes work on the front entry steps and stone. This photo was taken from the second-story library.

Shiny new tile brightens up a hallway in the Kendall Elementary School. Work this month at the school has included ceilings, casework, painting, flooring, HVAC equipment connections, equipment placement and assembly in the basement and boiler rooms, grading and paving of the parking lot, skylights and front entry foundations.

In addition to duct cleaning, asbestos abatement, ceiling and floor replacement and painting, work in the Elementary School also included some restoration. District officials decided to keep the original wood entry doors which have been refinished.

Orleans Hub will post photos from the Junior-Senior High School later today.

That school was built in 1971 in an “open classroom” model that didn’t include contained classrooms. The school included partitions to try to reduce noise and hallway distractions. The capital project gives all the classrooms four walls and their own door.

The district will have an open house for the community on Sept. 3 to tour the renovated Junior/Senior High School.

For more information on the project, click here.