July 23, 2018 -- While most CH-UH buildings are relatively empty during the summer months, Monticello and Roxboro middle schools are currently buzzing with activity as renovations are in full swing at each site.
Since Turner Construction assumed control of the sites in March, crews have been undergoing demolition and stripping down parts of the building to prepare for renovation work. The expected completion date is still a year away, as both middle schools are on schedule to open in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
The Bond Accountability Commission (BAC) is overseeing the project in conjunction with District staff and the Board of Education. The BAC includes community members who have experience in the areas of finance, construction, engineering, architecture or project management.
The BAC meets monthly to review the project and discuss impending decisions to be made. The group has started to regularly visit each site to get a first-hand look at the progress being made.
The focus of the renovations is on improving the instructional space in each building. Once complete, every classroom in Monticello and Roxboro will have new
- heating and air conditioning,
- fire alarms,
- sound reinforcement system,
- interactive touch-screen display monitor, and
New heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will be installed throughout both buildings, including the auditoriums, along with new lighting. Administrative areas will receive facelifts with new carpet, paint and reception desks. The gymnasiums will be repainted, and lockers will be refurbished and painted.
At Monticello, the renovations include modifications to the rear main entry and the lower level locker rooms. At Roxboro, the renovations include improvements to the main entry and the installation of restrooms in the lower level.