Several capital projects scheduled for Bremerton School District this summer

The Bremerton School District has several projects slated to start this summer. The projects are funded through the capital projects levy.

The district is likely to spend a little over $2.8 million for several projects, including a roof at Bremerton High School, portable classrooms, a roof at Crownhill Elementary and additions at West Hills STEM Academy.The academy's new additions will include a bus lane, roof, fire panel and library.

The portables are being installed due to a bump in enrollment, and two portables are expected to be brought in to locations to be determined, said Wayne Lindberg, director of finance and operations for the district.

On Thursday during a board meeting, Lindberg explained to the school board members that the Bremerton High School roof will likely be done in two phases. The contractors currently bidding on the piece are hesitant due to the tight time frame the district wants the roof to be worked on, he said.

Lindberg admitted that roofing companies are having "second thoughts" on bidding due to the nine week time frame.

The first phase, which will start this summer, will likely be the 'L-shaped' piece of the school, which is where most of the classrooms are housed. The commons area will also be taken care of as "that is literally falling apart," Lindberg told board members. The rest of the school's roof will be finished next summer.

The next school board meeting will be on May 1 at 5 p.m. in the board room at 134 Marion Ave. N. in Bremerton. The public is invited to attend.


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