Thursday, October 29, 2020

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LCSD lead carpenter Ron Slane, front, and LCSD electrician Jeff Johnston work on the Taft Elementary School computer lab expansion. (Photo: Lincoln County School District)

Taking advantage of empty schools during the annual spring break, Lincoln County School District (LCSD) work crews are in high gear to accomplish as much as possible before students and staff return on March 30.

LCSD Support Services Director Rich Belloni says the focus of much of the work is getting schools ready for the next school year. This includes creating additional classrooms for full-day kindergarten in the north area and reopening a school in Newport to accommodate the reconfiguration of grade levels in the west area.

Taft Elementary: Three projects are in progress at Taft Elementary School in Lincoln City – remodeling the former mat room into two classrooms; replacing exterior wooden ramps with concrete ramps inside an interior corridor; and expanding the computer lab.

Over spring break, district maintenance crews removed a wall between the computer lab and the media center and reframed it eight feet over into the library. This will allow room for 15 additional stations in the computer lab, for a total of 40.

The wooden ramps that connected the south end of the school building to the separate music room building and cafeteria building have been demolished, along with the concrete stairs and short hallway leading to the mat room. On Tuesday, crews from Page Concrete Construction were on site, spreading concrete into forms. When completed, the ramp and walkways will be inside an enclosed corridor.

Meanwhile, interior remodeling continues on the two classrooms being constructed out of the mat room, which has been used as indoor play space in recent years. Sheetrock is up on the newly framed walls and has begun on the ceiling fixtures and conduits; when completed, the two new classrooms will resemble other classrooms in the building.

Yaquina View School: This Newport school was closed at the end of the 2008-2009 school year and will reopen in the fall to students in kindergarten through second grade. Even though Yaquina View has not been used as a school for the past six years, it hasn’t been empty – its classrooms have been used for school district offices, conference rooms, a private preschool, and Education Service District offices and three daily ESD classrooms of students. Minor remodeling and cosmetic improvements began several weeks ago to revert offices and conferences rooms into classrooms and other learning spaces. This week, asbestos abatement wrapped up in a section of the building, energy-efficient windows are being installed, work has begun on a playground, and parking lot improvements are underway.

Toledo Junior/Senior High School: New landscaping – low growing, low maintenance shrubbery – is being planted on the steep hillside between the east parking lot and the football/soccer field.

Newport Prep Academy: During recent weekends and evenings, new classroom doors are being installed at this school, located on the west campus of Newport High School. The work involves entirely removing and replacing doors, jambs and sills; this project should be completed by week’s end.

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