The Meramec Valley School District’s building department is completing several jobs during the summer months that would be difficult to do when students are in school.
Superintendent Randy George, reporting for Chris Delmain, building department director, explained the projects at the July 18 school board meeting.
The work includes an upgrade to the Riverbend School air-conditioning system, burying a downspout, also at Riverbend system and refinishing the Pacific High School gymnasium floor.
George explained the scope and cost of the projects to the board.
A $711,400 modification is required for the Riverbend School heating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. The air conditioning is to be modified with a VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) system.
This work is to be completed by the end of 2012 and will be funded by the April 2010 Proposition M bond issue.
Two vendors submitted bids on the project, with Sheet Metal Contractors, Inc., of De Soto, submitting the best quality bid.
George said this should fix the AC problems that have plagued the school since it opened.
Downspout burial work is needed at Riverbend School, which also will be completed in the summer of 2012. The project will cost $37,098.
This work is to be funded by 2002 bond issue money.
Seven vendor bids were submitted on the project, with Rich Gullet & Sons, Pacific, submitting the lowest bid.
The new gymnasium floor at Pacific High School needs to be refinished and repainted, George said.
This work is to be completed this summer and will be funded by the maintenance department’s regular capital budget.