Davis School district approves slew of facility upgrades at 18 schools

Thursday , April 20, 2017 - 2:12 PM

ANNA BURLESON/Standard-Examiner staff

FARMINGTON — Davis School District approved a slew of facility upgrades for several schools Tuesday. 

The Board of Education approved installing new air conditioning units or replacing old ones at several elementary schools — Oak Hills, South Weber, Tolman, Washington Bountiful, Crestview, Meadowbrook, Orchard, Steward, Vae View, Adelaide, Centerville, Clinton, Fremont. Centerville Junior High School will also have new and renovated air conditioning.

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Construction is slated to begin in June and end in August, according to board documents. The endeavor will be paid for with capital funds. The board approved bids on the projects totaling $5.6 million.

Holt Elementary School is also getting a chiller replacement as the existing unit was installed in 1981 and is "worn out," according to board documents. That project will be completed using capital funds in August and cost $508,101.

Using money from a $298 million bond initiative passed in 2015, the board also approved a $2.2 million replacement of the Layton High School track and turf and a $466,461 turf replacement at Woods Cross High School, which is newer but in need of repairs.

The Layton High project will start now and end in August, and the Woods Cross project will start in June and be completed in July, according to board documents.

Bond initiative money will also fund a $9.7 million Mueller Park Junior High School addition and remodel that will involve adding 12 new classrooms, 80 additional parking stalls, air conditioning and a renovation of the gym and commons area. The project is slated for completion in August 2018.

Capital funds will go toward a $456,292 remodel of the Northridge High School office that will be finished by this fall, according to board documents.

Contact education reporter Anna Burleson at aburleson@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnagatorB or like her on Facebook at Facebook.com/BurlesonReports.

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