District prepares for summer facility projects

District prepares for summer facility projects

Pierce Downer’s boilers, pictured here, are approximately 70 years old. The boilers are energy inefficient and very costly to maintain. This summer’s HVAC work will include boiler replacements. The recommended life expectancy of a boiler is 30 years.

This summer, District 58 will complete the following facility projects:

  • Replace Pierce Downer roof
  • Pierce Downer masonry maintenance
  • Replace some Pierce Downer HVAC equipment
  • Replace some Fairmount HVAC equipment
  • Miscellaneous painting at District 58 buildings
  • Pavement repairs at Herrick and Henry Puffer
  • Relocate District 58 servers to Kingsley School
  • Replace flooring in Henry Puffer basement
  • Replace flooring in three O’Neill classrooms
  • Renovate Highland playground

The Henry Puffer and O’Neill flooring project will be partially funded by a School Maintenance Project Grant. The majority of the Highland playground project is funded by a generous donation from the Climb Higher at Highland community group. Of the remaining projects, most of it will be paid for using bonds that District 58 sold last winter for this purpose.

This summer's work covers just some of District 58's many critical facility needs. The District plans to reconvene its Citizen Task Force and continue its master facility planning this summer. Visit www.dg58.org/facility-planning to learn more.