When students return to school in September, 95% of Broadalbin-Perth’s 2016 capital project is expected to be completed. One of the primary objectives of the $39.7 million project — to reorganize the schools into one pre-K through grade 6 elementary school and one grades 7-12 junior/senior high school — was achieved this year. However, work on spaces at both campuses has been ongoing this school year and will continue into the summer.
At B-P Elementary School, located at the Perth campus, interior work is complete on the new entrance addition. Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the outside of the building, pouring sidewalks, and installing landscaping. Students, families, employees, and visitors will begin using the main entrance in September.
Work also continues in the former intermediate school media center, which will become the elementary school media center, as well as the former middle school media center, which will become classrooms and offices for student support service staff. Over the summer, work will also be completed in the former middle school gymnasium, including the stage, and several classrooms in older parts of the building.
At the junior/senior high school, located at the Broadalbin campus, construction continues on the corridor that will link the junior high (former TLC) with the far end of the senior high school, where art and music classrooms are located. Work is also ongoing to transform the former high school cafeteria into a state-of-the-art lecture hall that will seat more than 70 people, as well as to add a conference room to the second floor above the senior high school office.
Over the summer, the senior high school office will be reconfigured to enhance security, including adding a window into a secure vestibule to allow office staff to screen visitors before they enter the building. Summer work also includes the construction of a new press box and restrooms at Patriot Field, which will eliminate the need for the district to rent portable toilets for future events.