User Login    
 + Register
News : Macon Elementary School Undergoing Renovations
Posted by Randy on 2013/7/5 13:22:48 (397 reads) News by the same author

Walking through the Macon Elementary School this summer makes it hard to believe that classes will begin again in less than two months.

Click to see original Image in a new window


"We are a work in process," said Macon R-I Director of Operations Marshall Gingrich. "The whole project has gone really well for as big as it is, we have had no problems so far."

The major undertaking has been tearing up the main sewer line that runs the length of the elementary hallway from just west of the principal's office continuing to right before the ramp.

Before the trenching could begin two layers of tile were removed from the hallway.

"The bottom layer of tile was found to be asbestos," said Gingrich. "So both layers were considered contaminated. Samples from the area were sent to St. Louis for testing and we had to wait for the 'all clear' before work could continue."

The sewer is the original cast-iron line that was installed when the elementary school was built in 1952.

"It came out in pieces," said Gingrich. "When any pressure was put on it at all it just crumbled."

New PVC sewer pipe has been installed and the trench filled with clean gravel. This week the gravel will be covered with new concrete. The concrete will have to cure before the new vinyl tile can be installed.

The elementary gym is also undergoing some changes. The old gym doorway, formerly in the entry way to the building, is being filled with concrete blocks. The new entrance will be located in the interior elementary hallway.

In the gym a new storage area was enclosed with a large garage door opening installed that will provide easier access for loading and unloading supplies with a forklift. Stairs to a loft storage area were constructed.

Down the hall, the elementary kitchen has been completely gutted.

"The kitchen was pretty much as it was when it was new in 1952," said Gingrich. "It was in dire need of updating and we thought now was a good time with all the other construction going on."

The improved kitchen area will feature a work flow change, new dishwasher, new refrigerator, stainless steel work stations, new dropped ceiling, storage area, shelving and a new garbage disposal.

New vinyl tile will be installed in the eating area of the cafeteria. The walk-in freezers that are located just outside the kitchen were enclosed.

"Before, it was just surrounded by chain link fencing," said Gingrich. "The enclosure will keep the area cleaner."

In addition to the elementary work, the roof to the middle school gym is also being replaced.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/7/25 6:26:53 - Motorcycle Accident Injures Cameron Resident Near Mooresville
2014/7/25 4:42:55 - Child Abuse Charges Include Snakes, Lizards And Alligators
2014/7/25 4:40:00 - Search Warrant Leads To Two Meth Suspects
2014/7/25 4:30:00 - 3 Convicted In $17 Million Drug Conspiracy
2014/7/25 4:26:15 - Woman Ticketed After Stopping To Help Stranded Ducklings
2014/7/25 4:22:33 - 10-Month-Old Baby Dead After Being Left In Hot Car
2014/7/25 4:15:23 - Husband Documents Wife's Reasons For Rejecting Sex, Sends To Her Work Email
2014/7/25 4:07:44 - Family Feud Sparks Revolt At Grocery Store Chain
2014/7/25 4:01:28 - Livingston County Sheriff Investigation Report
2014/7/24 11:03:48 - Two Spickard Residents Arrested On Drug Charges
2014/7/24 10:51:09 - Fire Damages Trenton Residence This Morning
2014/7/24 10:50:00 - Inmate At Daviess/DeKalb Jail Charged With Hitting Man 240 Times
2014/7/24 10:10:45 - Highway 65 And 28th Street Topic Of Meeting
2014/7/24 9:59:51 - Two Have Cases Heard In Court At Trenton
2014/7/24 9:56:09 - Caller Posing As Grundy Electric Employee In Attempt To Collect Payment
2014/7/24 9:52:51 - Trenton Resident Arrested
2014/7/24 4:46:07 - Man Caught Snapping Pictures At Pool With Concealed Camera
2014/7/24 4:35:31 - KC Leaders Endorse Ban On Openly Carrying Guns
2014/7/24 4:28:51 - Couple Arrested For Having Sex On Public Beach In Broad Daylight
2014/7/24 4:26:02 - 4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Doughnut Shop
2014/7/24 4:21:38 - Missouri Man Accused Of Leaving Infant Twins Unattended In Car
2014/7/24 4:14:50 - Arizona Execution Takes Nearly Two Hours
2014/7/24 4:09:06 - Missouri Couple Indicted On 9 Counts Of Illegal Synthetic Drugs
2014/7/23 9:17:41 - North 65 Center in Trenton To Hold Fundraiser
2014/7/23 9:11:50 - Dr. G Discusses "End Of Life"
2014/7/23 7:29:21 - Livingston County Sheriff Reports On Transports To Department Of Corrections
2014/7/23 6:39:12 - Highway Patrol: Prescription Drugs Responsible For Deaths And Emergencies Every Day
2014/7/23 6:33:00 - Spickard Board Of Education Meets
2014/7/23 6:28:38 - St. Joseph Woman Sentenced To 5 Year Prison Term For Fraud
2014/7/23 4:51:03 - Unique Church Service Caters To Deaf Community



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM