On Thursday, January 19th the Sams Valley and Gold Hill community turned out to view the newly remodeled 1910 building at Hanby Middle School for an open house event.
Thanks to careful planning and multiple funding sources including the 2019 bond, a state funded seismic rehabilitation grant, and federal funded Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER), the district has made substantial upgrades to allow full use of the 1910 Building.
- Complete seismic upgrade and remodel of the 1910 Building, including full utilization of the third floor and five additional classroom spaces for increased student capacity.
- In addition, new energy efficient windows and locker upgrades have been installed in the 1910 Building.
- School-wide security systems have been upgraded to include new fencing, security cameras, intercoms, classroom clocks, exterior and classroom door hardware; and fire alarm panels.
- New heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been installed to create a comfortable learning environment with state-of-the-art indoor air quality by using higher levels of filtration and ventilation.
- A new digital HVAC control system will efficiently “warm up” buildings to a desired temperature on cold mornings prior to staff and students arriving, and will “turn down” the heat when the buildings are not in use.
- Upgraded mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems school-wide:
- Including new air conditioning in the gym!
- HVAC and mechanical upgrades for energy efficiency in the 2003 addition.
These renovations were funded by the 2019 Central Point School Bond, thanks to the generosity of our community’s voters. The $82 million bond is also paying for substantial upgrades across all district schools, as well as the several upgrades listed here at Hanby Middle School. An independent citizen oversight committee has met for the past three years to ensure bond funding is being spent appropriately.
Thank you to all of the students, staff, and families who have been patient with the construction and thank you to our voters for approving this school bond.