Construction continues at Anne Roberts Young school

Update:

School District 60 says the operations report from below is from early February and describes January's operations, before COVID-19.

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The District says there are less than 50 contractors on site at a time, and that different trades attend in shifts. "We are following the provincial construction guidelines carefully and thoroughly," said Secretary Treasurer Brenda Hooker.

Original:

Construction continues at the new Anne Roberts Young elementary school, with school district officials reporting no significant delays during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the latest construction report, there were more than 70 workers on site, working under special coronavirus guidelines for construction projects still underway in B.C.

The school district is still aiming for summer completion and September startup, while education programming is full steam ahead. Principal Broyden Bennett and his future staff continue their preparations, according to Superintendent Stephen Petrucci.

The following update was provided to school trustees at their April 6 committee of the whole meeting:

  • As per Ministry construction guidelines during COVID, Doug is managing the contractor and construction schedule

  • Curtain walls are currently being installed

  • Floor preparation is underway

  • Millwork has arrived and is being installed

  • Upper floor mudding and taping is underway

  • Gym lines and curtain review have been completed and production is now underway

  • Manufacturing of gym standards and backboard equipment is starting

  • Exterior cladding being installed

  • Organization of sub trades for completion of exterior work (ie. sidewalks, curbs, paving, hydroseeding, sod, trees, and irrigation)

  • 70+ workers on site

  • Next consultants meeting – March 18

  • Yellowridge has appointed a new project manager

  • Playground equipment and installation seen as a priority for September opening

  • Discussion regarding technology (ie. laptops, printers, etc.)

  • Furniture bids being reviewed

  • Sensory room swing discussion

  • Telus installation postponed

  • At this time, no significant delays and all planning, both construction and education, continues

 

Meanwhile, the school district has announced the school's team name will be the Anne Roberts Young Rockies, and the school colours are blue, black and silver.

The two-storey, $31.1-million school is being built on 112 Avenue across from the hospital, and will include seats for 505 students, as well as a neighbourhood learning centre, a daycare, and multi-purpose spaces for community use.

The school is named after after Anne Roberts Young, the first registered nurse in the North Peace.

Click here to read more about Anne Roberts Young, and how she led the pack for pioneering nurses in the Peace region.

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Source: School District 60

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