BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – While school children in Bronxville are enjoying the heart of their summer vacation, district workers are busy behind the scenes, making sure several projects are finished come September.
In addition to normal summer maintenance and cleaning, the Bronxville School District is kicking off a series of projects aimed at upgrading the learning environment for students in all grades.
Chambers Field will have a different look when the Broncos march out of the tunnel this football season. Construction kicked off last month on the long-awaited concession stand, press box and bleacher replacement project. This phase of the was entirely supported through private donations and grants from the Bronxville School Foundation.
There also will be a feasibility study regarding lights for Chambers Field. The study will assess proposed lighting in terms of state requirements that govern environmental impact. No decision has yet been made regarding the lights, and the public will have several opportunities in the future to provide their input.
The school board also approved an asbestos abatement project for the summer that will alleviate pressure on the auditorium and science renovation projects .
“This accelerated approach, recommended by our architects and construction manager, will increase the likelihood of renovating the science labs with minimal disruption to school operations next summer,” Superintendent David Quattrone said.
Lastly, village officials signed off on an approved FEMA project for flood mitigation that would help protect both the schools and village from future flooding. A below-grade detention tank and pumping station will be installed in the elementary school parking lot. The next step for the district is to survey the area to determine the impact and scope of the work involved.
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