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Building projects in full swing in Franklin Co. schools

HVAC work being done at three Waynesboro schools

Renovations continue at CASHS

July 29, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Building projects in the Waynesboro Area and Chambersburg Area school districts are in full swing this summer as workers take advantage of the time when classrooms and hallways are empty.

In Waynesboro, crews are working six 10-hour days every week at the middle school as well as Summitview and Fairview elementary schools, Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Adams said.

Those schools are receiving new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems under a $3.8 million energy savings contract with McClure Co., he said.

The contract also involves retrofitting some light fixtures, Adams said. That work will continue for a few weeks after school opens Aug. 30, he said.

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"We will have cooling in all the schools by the time school starts," he said.

Almost $74 million in renovations continue at Chambersburg Area Senior High School. The project, which will expand the school to 509,000 square feet, is expected to be completed in January 2011.

District spokeswoman Sylvia Rockwood said contractors are finishing the high school library, administrative offices, nurse's offices, music wing and guidance counselors' suite.

"That new section of the building will be complete," she said, saying workers will then renovate the old portion.

The so-called "bamboo building," a warehouse, will be torn down in the fall, and final paving will occur, Rockwood said.

Things are comparatively quiet in the Greencastle-Antrim School District, where custodial employees are performing routine summer cleaning, Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover said.

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