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PUBLIC REVIEW OF SCHOOL BOND PROJECTS SET

A progress report on construction and renovations planned for the three Brookings-Harbor school campuses will be the focus of a community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Brookings-Harbor School District Superintendent Paul Prevenas said the meeting, to take place at Azalea Middle School library, will serve two purposes:

To keep the public completely informed about the progress being made in overall planning efforts.

To share the latest information with members of the School Bond Oversight and Review Committee.

We have a lot of timely information to share about the site survey and soil testing results, the revised building drawings and other similar kinds of important facility-related information, Prevenas said.

The meeting will feature presentations from the districts hired architect Dick Bryant and Maintenance Supervisor Gene Peare, both of whom are overseeing the construction and renovation projects.

Bryant will have a number of revised building plans and other site diagrams that illustrate the latest planning efforts, Prevenas said.

Peare will share details about the proposed High Priority Capital Improvementwork to be completed this summer. That work includes asbestos removal and replacement of floors, as well as the replacement of doors and installation of new security systems in all three schools, Prevenas said.

We are looking forward to having a very good exchange of information, and to hearing further advice and feedback from oversight committee members and the general public at this important juncture in the overall planning process, Prevenas said.

Preliminary work done so far includes the recent drilling of core samples and testing of soil on district property to determine what type of foundations should be used for new structures. Peare said surveyors spent two weeks surveying the property and their report will be presented at Wednesdays meeting.

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