Renovation Project

Capital Project Phase 3 (10/4/22)

Phase 3 of the $11,855,000 capital project approved by voters in May 2017 is now underway. After bids from the capital project work were lower than expected, extra funds were available for additional projects with no extra cost to the district. These funds are being used for other necessary repairs and maintenance to both the Jr./Sr. high school, elementary school, and bus garage. Phase 3 projects are expected to begin in January of 2023 and are scheduled to be finished in October of 2023.

At the Jr./Sr. High School the following projects will take place:

-Masonry reconstruction as needed on the outside of the Jr./Sr. High School
-Reconstruct a portion of the gym roof that’s susceptible of leaking
-Adding new interior doors, and a security camera to the vestibule
-Updating the building control panels
-Reconstruction of the weight room (Room 141)
-Reconstruction of the cornice/fascia
-Replace classroom doors that need updating

At Walter B. Howard Elementary School the following projects will take place:

-Updating the building control panels
-Adding a water softener
-Mitigating ground water in WBH basement

At the bus garage the following projects will take place:

-Upgrade the fire alarm system
-Reconstruction of the fuel island

“We take great pride in our district’s facilities. As a district, we are dedicated to use all approved capital project funds to enhance programs, improve our facilities, and maintain a safe environment for our staff and students.” – Andrew Kourt

Capital Project Update – 7/15/2021

Phase I 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, replaces 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 II 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 II 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.”

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Here’s a timeline of the Phase I work that is now complete:

Fall 2019 -Winter 2020

Elementary School

Renovate Bathrooms
Plumbing Fixture Removals and Capping, and Designated Modifications of Finishes
Fire Alarm Upgrades
Exterior Lighting Replacements
Interior Doors/Frames/Hardware Upgrades

Jr/Sr High School

New Facilities Storage Building, Removal of Old Structure, and Associated Sitework
Renovate Bathrooms
Flooring Replacement in Corridors
New Business Classroom Rennovation
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 Lightring
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 Masonary/Cornice Restoration
Exterior Parking Lot, Athletic Field and Other Remaining Sitework Enahncements
HVAC/Mecahnical Equipemtn and Electrical/Lighting Upgrades


Frequently Asked Questions

Areas for renovation

Jr/Sr High School

Walter B. Howard Elementary School

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Learn about the District’s planning process & goals for the project
Financial planning for the project
What the Facilities Committee considered while developing the scope of work
Jr/Sr HS locker room renovation
Kitchen renovations
Renovation Project