Located near Roxbury, Pa., in Lurgan Township, the school has approximately 175 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The school, which was built in the 1950s and renovated and expanded in the late 1960s, is scheduled to receive air conditioning, a new heating system and energy-efficient windows, Vensel said.
Work is expected to be completed by the opening of school on Aug. 30, he said.
The board approved one change to the project Wednesday. Chevron Energy Solutions asked for an additional $39,900 for the removal of asbestos from the outside window caulking.
Richard Bender, the district's building and grounds director, said asbestos removal became an issue after the board decided to include replacement of the windows in the contract.
The performance contract is similar to one completed at Chambersburg Area Senior High School last year, but on a smaller scale.
Lurgan Elementary could have another 85 or so students when school opens.
In May, the board held a public hearing as part of the process required to close Letterkenny Elementary School. At the hearing, school officials said Lurgan is large enough to accommodate the extra students without being expanded.
The School Board vote on whether to close Letterkenny is scheduled for Aug. 11, about three weeks before school is scheduled to open.
The Letterkenny Parent Teacher Organization has invited the School Board to a meeting at the school at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss its possible closing, Vensel said.