A look at summer 2022 facility projects

This past summer, District 58 completed several of its most critical facility projects. These projects were funded through proceeds of its January 2022 Longfellow Center property sale. The projects included:

* Masonry remediation at Fairmount and Kingsley 

* Asbestos abatement and flooring replacement at Henry Puffer

* Paving improvements at Henry Puffer and Hillcrest

* Exterior door replacements at Fairmount

* Miscellaneous painting at several schools

* Energy-efficient lighting improvements in Herrick’s gyms/band room and O'Neill’s band room (partially funded by ComEd incentive program)

There were a few additional projects planned for summer 2022 that were not completed due to a labor shortage and supply chain delays. The following work has been rescheduled for spring/summer 2023:

* Masonry remediation at El Sierra, Henry Puffer and Highland

* Fire alarm system replacement at Henry Puffer and Highland

District 58 also discovered a significant leak in Highland’s roof and hired a contractor to complete an emergency repair of the affected section of Highland’s roof.