The late end to the school year may have condensed the summer construction schedule in Mt. Laurel Schools, but the district is confident all summer projects will be completed before the kids return in September.
Assistant Superintendent Robert Wachter informed the Board of Education at last night’s meeting the district would have a ton of activity during August on a number of projects.
“We lost a bit of June, about a week and a half,” Wachter said.
Much of the activity has taken place at Harrington Middle School. The school is undergoing a locker replacement project as well as the replacement of windows. Wachter said the locker replacement is currently taking place. The windows will be delivered around Aug. 18, with installation to take place in the weeks leading up to school.
There is a possibility the window project may not be completed prior to the start of classes on Thursday, Sept. 4. If the project overlaps with the start of school, any remaining work will take place outside of school hours to minimize disruptions.
Another project is taking place at Larchmont Elementary School, where a new divider will be installed in the gym. Wachter said installation won’t begin until Aug. 21.
“We had to wait for the camp to finish up over there,” he said.
The district will provide another update on their capital projects at the next board meeting on Aug. 26.