Oakville School District Superintendent Rich Staley provided an update on the district’s bond and capital projects effort in a video posted to the district’s Facebook page Thursday, April 15, and also provided an early look at what the new elementary school will possibly look like.
The school district is currently finishing up Phase 1 of a four-phased improvement plan.
The work on Phase 1, which includes kitchen renovations, a new campus HVAC system, new lighting, new roof and new windows, is expected to be closed out May 1. That phase, according to Staley’s presentation, was funded through a $4.6 million small schools modernization grant and $500,000 from the Legislature’s capital project funds.
The demolition of the old Oakville Elementary School is expected to start in September. The effort to replace the school is being funded by a bond passed by the voters in November 2019 to collect $5.6 million from Oakville citizens and $9 million in state matching funds.
“We’re very excited about getting Phase 2 started this coming fall, but really it’s going to be work we’ll be doing now until then, and then the following Phase 3 stuff next summer,” Staley said in the video.
Phase 3 of the district’s effort will provide updates to Oakville High School, add three classrooms, update offices and bathrooms campus-wide and improve parking lots as well as the fire panel and security systems.
The final phase will include smaller, optional projects that the school district plans on finalizing at a later date with the remaining funds, he said.
Staley and district staff are currently accepting questions and feedback from the community. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.