DD2 okays summer facilities work
The baseball and softball fields at Summerville High School will finally be leveled. Dorchester District Two Board of Trustees members and staff lamented that it has taken the district more than 15 years to do so and lauded the students for playing on the sloping fields. The cost of leveling the fields is $125,000, which comes out of the Capital Improvement budget.
The Board called a special meeting Wednesday to hear from the Facilities Committee and determine what work would be completed prior to school reopening in mid-August.
Included in the report, given by Facilities Committee Chair Lisa Tupper is a list of projects at various schools that were either underway or needed doing.
Facilties Director Richard Rogers explained the projects – which included roofing and HVAC repairs – in detail. A portion of the roofing costs were included in the bond referendum and the board asked Rogers and Allyson Duke, CFO, to itemize exactly what is being paid for out of the referendum funds.
Canopies at Oakbrook Elementary and Middle Schools need to be replaced at a cost of $235,000 each. These will be paid for out of the Capitol Improvement budget.
Other repairs include replacing the cement slab under the track bleachers at Fort Dorchester High School and repairing the bleachers, adding sidewalks and lighting at Knightsville Elementary and miscellaneous repairs.
The board approved the list and authorized the work with a unanimous vote.