Board of Education

Wood blocking installation for roof next step, board of education vote unanimous

(May 31, 2019) The construction of the new Showell Elementary School continues, following the Worcester County Board of Education’s approval last Wednesday of the project’s next phase.

 Over the past month, workers completed installation of slab-on-grade concrete, foundation masonry, foundation dampproofing, and energized permanent power, according to construction progress reports.

The following projects are in process for the school’s construction:

• Stormwater structures and piping

• Mezzanine concrete

• Masonry walls

• Light gage metal framing

• Stud framing

• Plumbing rough-in

• Electrical rough-in

Over the next 30 days, workers are expected to install wood blocking for the roof, according to construction project reports.

Construction for the project began in September 2018, and is expected to finish in fall 2020.

The payment for the school’s requisition No. 7 costs roughly $1.3 million, according to reports. There’s about a $35.8 million balance on the work being done for the $40 million project.

Board member Sara D. Thompson moved to approve the Showell Elementary Replacement School Update and Requisition No. 7 as presented. Board Member Elena J. McComas second it.

Board member Eric W. Cropper, Sr. was not present during Wednesday’s meeting.

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