CLEARFIELD – On Monday night, the Clearfield school board heard an update on district-wide projects from Director of Buildings and Grounds Rick Bunning.
Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School
Bunning said paving of the band parking lot has been completed at the Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School, along with sealing of the stadium blacktop.
Work has also been done to the boy’s and girl’s dugouts with the assistance of students from the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center, John Taylor and Bowman’s Masonry.
According to Bunning, the CAJSHS’s energy savings project was completed back in June. It sealed up the exterior of the building with insulation at the high points above the walls and ceiling.
Bunning said the stadium lighting has been ordered, and it will be ready for the first home game. It involves switching the lighting to LEDs, and he will submit to Penelec for reimbursement.
He said the light poles are in good shape and will be re-utilized for a cost-savings. The project will cost $230,000, but Bunning said the district anticipates that the switch to LEDs will result in an electricity savings.
Bunning also said they will begin to replace light bases in the upper parking lot at the CAJSHS next week.
Clearfield Area Elementary School
Bunning said the Clearfield Area Elementary School’s energy saving project was progressing smoothly. He said the boiler room has been all stripped out, and they have installed temporary hot water heat.
According to him, the univents arrived Monday, and the chiller and boiler will arrive within the next couple of weeks for installation.
Bunning said the parking lot lights at the elementary school have also been switched out to LEDs. For this, he said the district did receive a reimbursement of $2,400.
He said a playground pavilion has been constructed as part of a PTO project. They are currently waiting for the steel for the roofing to complete it.
Bunning said the district put the modular at the CAES up for bid. It was originally a part of the McClure Company’s energy savings project, and by doing this, the district had $5,200 returned back.
Lastly, Bunning said there will be a pre-bid meeting Tuesday morning for paving of an additional parking lot at CAES along Mount Joy Road. He said if bids fit in the budget, they hope to present them at the August board meeting.
Former CASD Admin Building, Former Middle School Demolition
Bunning said his staff is in the process of clearing out the district’s former admin building. Once it’s been cleared, it will be appraised and prepared to be put out on the market.
Bunning also said the demolition of the former Clearfield Area Middle School is going verily well. He said there have been some setbacks beyond their control.
After a recent meeting, Bunning said the new demolition completion date was set for Sept. 5, and that includes grading and seeding of the property.