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Demolition marks start of Woodside School construction

 

As promised, once the school year ended on June 12, construction fences went up around the Woodside Elementary School campus and demolition began on the school's preschool classrooms and multi-purpose auditorium in preparation for construction.

During the summer, work is to begin on three major projects at the school: a new preschool, a new design lab and a new multi-purpose auditorium.

Several renovation projects are also planned for the summer, including roof replacements, drainage improvements and work on underground utilities.

The school construction is funded by a $13.5 million bond measure approved in June 2014 and by donations raised by a Woodside School Foundation capital campaign.

Most of the campus will reopen on Aug. 19 when teachers return to prepare for the Aug. 25 start of school. The preschool is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 15; the design lab by Sept. 29; and the new auditorium by March 15, 2016.

During the summer, the school office will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 15 to 30, and from Aug. 3 to 19, but will be open in July by appointment only, by calling 851-1571.

The school has promised to abide by the town's regulations that allow construction only from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Go to the district website for more information and photos.

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