Architects to update Riverhead BOE on construction projects

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09/09/2014 12:00 PM |
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | One of the two new classrooms at Riley Avenue Elementary School.

A new classrooms at Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The Riverhead school board is expected to get a construction update Tuesday from the architects involved with the district’s bond project.

BBS Architects of Patchogue — the firm that designed the district’s $78 million capital improvement bond project approved by voters in 2011 — is scheduled to give an update at the 7 p.m. school board meeting at Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton.

Construction work will not be completed this year on the front of the high school, which will eventually house new science labs and guidance offices. But facilities that will be ready this fall will include: a new weight room, performing arts spaces, classroom window walls, roof, hallway ceilings, boiler and hot water heaters.

In addition, the cafeteria, bathrooms and ROTC spaces have been refurbished and the parking lot has been improved.

Although construction will continue in 2014-15, several high school construction projects associated with the bond were completed earlier this year, including the library, auditorium, large group instruction room and science research lab.

Capital improvements at Aquebogue, Phillips Avenue and Riley Avenue elementary schools were completed last year.

Construction at the middle school, Pulaski Street School and Roanoke Avenue Elementary School is scheduled for completion in September 2015.

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Riverhead School Board Agenda Sept. 9, 2014