Carmel school board OKs funds for technology, facility upgrades
Compiled by Ann Marie Shambaugh
The Carmel school board met Feb. 27 and approved bids for several projects throughout the district.
What happened: The board approved $821,664 for wireless network upgrades at all schools.
What it means: According to information submitted to the school board, the project includes Ethernet cable and an access point to each classroom and common area of each school with network switches installed in cabling closets to accommodate the new equipment. The upgrades are funded through 2016 general obligation bonds.
What’s next: The project is expected to begin near April 1 and conclude 120 days later.
What happened: The school board approved $459,740 for renovations and finishing at Carmel High School.
What it means: The project includes carpet replacement, paint and vinyl wall covering renovations in the Media Center and “F” wing classrooms and new terrazzo flooring in the main east-west corridor. The updates are funded through 2016 general obligation bonds.
What’s next: Flooring work will be completed by The Blakely Corporation and painting will be done by Bill Lawrence, Co.
What happened: The board approved $1.07 million for renovations to the Main Transportation Facility.
What it means: The upgrades include renovations to the office area, new heating and cooling systems and the addition of a tool room space. It is funded through 2015 general obligation bonds.
What’s next: Crews from Myers Construction Management, Lehman’s Inc. of Anderson and West Electric will complete the projects.
What happened: The board approved $189,552 for drainage improvements at CHS.
What it means: The project includes replacing a collapsed buried storm drainage culvert in the wooded area west of the soccer stadium and construction of an open drainage channel. The project is funded through the 2017 Capital Projects Fund plan.
What’s next: HIS Constructors will complete the work.
What happened: The board approved $910,382 for temperature control upgrades at Clay and Creekside middle schools.
What it means: The project will include replacing existing temperature controls systems that have become obsolete. It is funded through 2016 general obligation bonds.
What’s next: Work will be completed by Siemens Building Technologies.