State approves Holley’s $8.9 million capital project

Staff Reports Posted 18 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Voters approved construction project last December

HOLLEY – The State Education Department has approved an $8.9 million construction project that was backed by district voters last December by a 2-to-1 ratio.

The district is working with SEI Design and Turner Construction on the third and final phase of the Capital Project.

Holley voters approved the third phase of the district’s Capital Project on Dec. 9 in a vote of 175-72. The Phase III portion of the project encompasses replacement of rooftop HVAC units, replacement of radiators and water pumps, repairs around windows and doors to prevent leaking, replacement of flooring, installation of new tennis courts and playgrounds, and construction of a bus loop in the front of the elementary school to separate bus from vehicle traffic.

Once this project is complete, the district will have completed almost $40 million of capital construction work, using reserves to cover the local share of the projects.

“Our physical plant will become the most modern and up-to-date of any school district in the area,” said Robert D’Angelo, school district superintendent.

The Capital Project Phase III work is projected to begin this summer and will end during the 2016-17 school year. The replacement and upgrade of equipment and machinery at Holley will enable the district to become more energy efficient and save money on utility costs. The community will reap the benefits of playing on new tennis courts and playgrounds for years to come, the district said in a press release today.