School Board Hears Reports On Multiple Building Projects

Warsaw Community School Corporation Board of Trustees Tuesday heard updates on building projects during its work session.
Jeremy Rolfson, Performance Services senior contractor, said work on Washington STEM Academy that has been completed in the past 30 days included concrete slabs, continued infrastructure rough-ins, continued interior and exterior steel studs. Work that began was exterior sheathing, existing building interior demolition and existing building re-roofing.
In the next 30 days, exterior brick will begin at Lincoln Elementary. The building roofing will be completed, rebuilding of existing building infrastructure will continue and new ceiling and finishes in the existing building will be worked on.
In the next 30 days, concrete slabs will be completed, exterior steel stud work will begin, concrete block will be completed, roofing will begin and sanitary sewer will be completed.
At Edgewood Middle School, in the last 30 days concrete slab work has been completed, exterior and interior steel studs have begun and science lab renovations except overhead doors have been completed. Interior demolition has started.
In the next 30 days, perimeter and interior steel stud, wall framing and sheathing will be worked on, building addition roofing will be completed and new interior steel studs in the existing building will begin.
The board also heard the Dekko Foundation awarded $28,000 to WCS elementary schools for their Art Dekko Initiative and $5,000 for the Omega Garden Project at Washington STEM Academy.
The Dekko Foundation awarded Washington STEM Academy $3,000 to invest into its continued partnership with Science Central, and $20,447 for Washington’s solar energy.
Dekko Foundation awarded Washington STEM Academy $8,825 to invest in the water filling stations.
Dekko Foundation recognized Principal Tom Ray and his team because they’ve stepped back to consider what children need to grow and develop and the focus at WSA is on setting up environments that enable children to thrive, according to information provided by the school corporation.
Also, Kohl’s Department Store donated $500 to Claypool Elementary toward the fourth-grade students attending Camp Crosley.