The Lake Bluff School Board got a piece of hopeful news at its meeting Tuesday night: School construction is oh-so close to getting back on schedule.
Augie Ziccarelli, who represents the school district on the construction sites, reported crews have worked up to 60 hours every week to speed the process at Lake Bluff Elementary and Middle schools. Among the good news: Parents, teachers and the mailman will be relieved to learn the exit at Central School will be clear by the first day of school next week–it has been closed for weeks due to the installation of a water main. Also at the top of the list: Steel should be delivered next week, which will help crews meet their winter-preparation deadlines. The crew needs 13 weeks for steel erection; Mr. Ziccarelli said the steel frame will be up and the exterior cladding well underway by year's end.
Over at the Middle School, no need to worry about wet heads in a storm: the roof will be on by Sept. 2, if not earlier, and what's left of the parking lot will be cleared for drop-off and pick-up of students. Nor do volleyball players need to concern themselves with the plywood wall that's presently protruding into the gym–it will be replaced with sturdier materials and winter-ready before the season begins.
School District 65 spokeswoman Kathleen Reidy provides weekly and sometimes twice-weekly updates. Click on "construction updates" at the left sidebar of the school's website.