The revised Phase II capital project is a proposed $9.6 million project that would fix structural issues and enhance educational opportunities at Liberty High School.
Funded by state building aid and capital reserves, the project is expected to result in no school tax impact in future years. After listening to residents’ concerns, the Board of Education removed several project components in order to place a scaled-down project on the ballot.
The new project is 4 million less than the original proposal.
Revised Scope of Work:
School Structure ~ $8,113,300
- Replace/repair high school building envelope: crumbling brick work, exterior walls, facade and windows.
- Renovate classrooms impacted by wall replacement.
- Replace auditorium ventilation, lighting and house lighting systems (circa 1960s), which are past their useful life and/or dangerously antiquated.
- Replace the gym bleachers and air handler unit, which do not meet accessibility standards and have malfunctioning parts that are worn beyond repair.
Educational Program ~ $930,000
- Renovate Guidance Office to a larger, renovated suite to provide adequate privacy for confidential discussions and space for computer-based guidance resources.
Art and Music Classrooms:
- Renovate the space available for art classes, storage and graphic design technology for optimal use of limited staff.
- Renovate choral and art classrooms, allowing the art department to expand.
Miscellaneous ~ $318,750
- Upgrade technology infrastructure.