TURBOTVILLE – The Warrior Run School District plans to build a country home as part of its project to renovate the district’s athletic stadium and build a 99,000 square foot elementary school on the grounds of the middle/high school complex .
Groundbreaking took place in late March for the $28.7 million construction and renovation project.
Michael Bell of Breslin Architects presented the concept drawings for the proposed country house at Tuesday’s school board committee meeting.
As part of its presentation, Bell offered to present the country house’s construction documents to the contractors currently working on the site.
With these documents, Bell said contractors will be able to provide a cost proposal for building a country house. If the costs come back in favor of the district, Bell said the work could be added to the current project as a change order.
“We could make projections on (the cost) of this, but the reality is that we have to get the (construction) documents back to the contractors to see what the cost will be,” Bell said. “Prices could come in and not be favourable.”
The council has approved Bell to draft the construction documents, which it says will be presented to contractors by July.
EciConstruction of Dillsburg is the general contractor for the construction and renovation project. Other contractors include Myco Mechanical of Telford Plumbing and HVAC; and Lecce Electric of Williamsport, Electric.
If the council chooses to go ahead with building a pavilion, Bell said it would be a long, narrow structure located at the western end of the stadium.
“This country house will be a gateway to the stadium,” Bell said.
It is proposed that the country house will include ticket offices and a concession stand, as well as two team rooms, an officials’ room and toilets.
Bell said each team room will have benches to accommodate 50 players. However, additional players can be accommodated in the rooms, if necessary.
The building, Bell said, could use residential-type heaters or a furnace. He said it could be designed so that water could be drained from the building’s pipes so that it could be winterized.
Superintendent Dr Alan Hack said the Warrior Run Education Foundation would discuss potential fundraising options to support the construction of a sports complex.
If the council chooses not to go ahead with construction of a plot house at this time, Bell said the construction documents can be used if the council chooses to place the project to tender in the future .
In other actions, the board approved:
• The resignation of Kristie Stahl, elementary autistic companion.
• The following transfers: Shannon Brown, from K-6 emotional support to high school autism support; Joyce Rosencrans, from high school life skills paraprofessional to job coach; Donna Alderhold, from library assistant to high school life skills paraprofessional; Tanya Brouse, from elementary autism support paraprofessional to high school autism support paraprofessional; April Davis, from high school cafeteria to college autism support paraprofessional; Kendra Run, from middle school learning support paraprofessional to 7-12 year old emotional support paraprofessional; Tabatha Raup, from Basic Behavioral Support Paraprofessional to Emotional Support Paraprofessional 7-12; Michèle Saul, from elementary learning support paraprofessional to middle school learning support paraprofessional; Michelle Thomas, from middle school emotional support paraprofessional to K-12 behavioral paraprofessional; and Tammy Walter, from the Secondary Autism Support LPN at the Primary Special Education LPN.
• Hiring: Melissa Shipman, K-6 emotional support teacher, $65,329; Jasmine Hollenbach, Paraprofessional Life Skills Assistant, $10.25 per hour; Dawn Clouse, paraprofessional life skills assistant/trading post, $10.25 per hour; Rene Matthews, paraprofessional emotional support K-6, $11.50; and Chyanne Hoy, paraprofessional autism support worker, $11.50 per hour.
• The following mentor teachers: Penny Price for Madison Rice, stipend of $650; Amy Bowers for Rebecca Hayhurst, $650 allowance; Michele Ebner for Taylor Williams, $650 allowance; and Rodney Keizer for Chlose Sees, $650 allowance.
• McClure Company to Install Bipolar Ionization Kits in Middle and High School HVAC Systems, $68,789, funded by Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds.
• RiteWay Sealing and Paving Inc. to complete sealant on district property, $11,400.
• Renewal of an HVAC service contract with Johnson Controls, from July 1 to June 30, $10,857.
The board met in executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss personnel matters.