Haley Elementary School REPAIR FWCS Building Renovation
A major component of the REPAIR FWCS program is the replacement of aged and failing infrastructure. Prior to the renovation, Haley Elementary was experiencing frequent failures of plumbing systems due to the age of the iron piping mains. As part of the renovation, all domestic water piping, drains and plumbing fixtures are being replaced.
All new plumbing fixtures and toilet room accessories, including warm air hand dryers and sensor operated faucets were installed in restrooms. All restrooms also received new finishes and upgrades for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements to ensure that facilities are fully accessible to anyone with disabilities.
Another major focus of the infrastructure renovations is the replacement of inefficient and failing heating and cooling systems. As part of the renovation, the failing systems at Haley Elementary are being completely removed and replaced with new energy efficient central heating and cooling systems and all new temperature control systems.
The new office suite also included a larger clinic area to provide services to ill or injured students.
prior to the renovations, the heating and cooling systems serving the classrooms were inefficient and provided inconsistent climate conditions. lighting levels were substandard, and classroom finishes and fixtures were showing the wear and tear of decades of use.
all of the exterior window systems are being replaced with new thermally efficient insulated window systems and exterior walls are being insulated. classrooms are being outfitted with storage cubbies and coat hooks for student storage needs, as well as a teacher wardrobe unit. classroom doors are being replaced and outfitted with new security hardware to increase safety and reduce the amount of time required to lock down the classroom in the event of an emergency.
The Media Center and other shared areas are also benefiting from the renovation. The Media center was relocated into a more central location in the building where the main office suite was located previously. the new media center features a larger circulation desk, brighter lighting, and more student learning and collaboration area.