A major component of the work at jefferson middle school was the replacement of failing plumbing systems, including both domestic water piping and sanitary drain piping. The original infrastructure was corroded and broken in many areas. This piping was removed and replaced with new pvc and copper piping systems, as well as new plumbing fixtures.
As part of the renovation, all new heating and cooling systems were installed in the building. The building was previously not air-conditioned, and heating systems were failing regularly due to the age of the classroom unit ventilators and infrastructure. All classrooms received new vertical unit ventilators which are quieter, more efficient and take up less floor space than the previous system.
Classrooms also received new VCT flooring to replace asbestos-containing floor tile, freshly painted walls and new ceiling systems, new cabinetry for storage, and new teaching aides including marker and tackboards.