Capital Project Phase One

Timeline of Completed Phase One Projects

Capital Project Phase One Update- 7/15/2021

Phase One of the $11,855,000 capital project approved by voters in May 2017 is now complete. The initial work consisted of a number of major facilities upgrades across the district, including renovating restrooms, replacing doors, door frames, and hardware, fire alarm upgrades, lighting improvements, a new secure entry vestibule and gymnasium at the elementary school, new flooring at the Jr./Sr. High School, complete rebuilding of the boys and girls locker rooms, HVAC upgrades at both schools and more.

Bids for the capital project work came in lower than expected, leaving funds available for additional projects. This unexpected funding is being spent on necessary structural and mechanical repairs at the Jr./Sr. High School and Elementary School. The work slated to be completed in Phase Two includes:

  • Repairing the second, non-functioning boiler at the Jr./Sr. High School and returning it to working condition. Repairing structural damage on the exterior wall of the Jr./Sr. High School outside the library
  • Converting one restroom at WBH to an exterior restroom for use during outdoor/community events which do not require access to the building.

The extra funding from the lower than expected bids for the original scope of work must be spent on capital improvements throughout the district – as that is what voters originally approved the expenditures for. The Phase Two work is expected to begin this month and be completed by November 2021.

“We are excited to be able to provide additional improvements to our school buildings beyond those planned in the original scope of work,” said Superintendent Andrew Kourt. “Our sincere thanks to our New Lebanon community for their continued support of our work to provide the best for our students.”

Capital Project Update (7/11/2019)

The $11,855,000 capital project that New Lebanon Central School District voters approved in May 2017, is currently underway and on schedule to be completed by September 2020.

“We are excited to begin the first significant phase of capital project improvements that will be made across the district,” said Superintendent Leslie Whitcomb. “We’d like to thank our staff and community for their cooperation and patience during construction and renovation. We will continue to keep you updated on our timeline and progress.”

Here’s a timeline of what has happened so far and what upcoming projects and construction you can expect to see throughout the district.

The project timeline is as follows:

Summer 2019

Jr./Sr. High School
Interior Doors/Frames/Hardware Upgrades

Fall 2019 -Winter 2020

Elementary School

Renovate Bathrooms
Plumbing Fixture Removals and Capping, and Designated Modifications of Finishes
Fire Alarm Upgrades
Exterior Lighting Replacements

Jr./Sr. High School

New Facilities Storage Building, Removal of Old Structure, and Associated Sitework
Renovate Bathrooms
Flooring Replacement in Corridors
New Business Classroom Renovation
Stair Tread Repairs/Replacements and ADA Ramp Flooring (To be completed during holiday and winter breaks)
Casework Enhancements in Classrooms
Build Separate Kiln Room (To be completed during holiday and winter breaks)
Kitchen Wall Infill (To be completed during holiday and winter breaks)
Pool – Spectator Windows (To be completed during holiday and winter breaks)
Fire Alarm Upgrades
Exterior Lighting Replacements

Spring/Summer 2020

Elementary School

New Secured Entrance and Main Office Reconstruction
Gymnasium Addition and Physical Education Office
Reconstruction of Elementary School Kitchen
Exterior Sitework enhancements
Corridor ACT Ceiling and Lighting
HVAC/Mechanical Equipment (Including any roof modifications to support new units)

Jr./Sr. High School

Exterior Doors/Frames/Hardware Upgrades
Classrooms 131, 132 and 133 -Structural Repairs and Finishes
Kitchen Enhancements and Equipment Upgrades
Boys and Girls Locker Rooms
New Finishes in Nurses Office
Exterior Masonry/Cornice Restoration
Exterior Parking Lot, Athletic Field and Other Remaining Sitework Enhancements
HVAC/Mechanical Equipment and Electrical/Lighting Upgrades