Summer maintenance preserves assets at Battle Ground schools

Crews work at Captain Strong Primary School

Crews have been hard at work this summer making improvements and scheduled maintenance repairs at Battle Ground Public Schools. The goal is for work to be completed by the time students return to school Aug. 27. The district budgeted $10,364,451 in 2018-19 to maintain and preserve the community’s investment in schools and provide safe, clean and secure learning environments. Of that, the district spent $1.5 million on larger summer projects. Below is a list of some of the more notable projects, which are largely funded thanks to levy dollars:

Amboy Middle School
The 300 building is getting new gutters, and its doors are being repainted this summer.

Battle Ground High School
The portable building to the south of the Cage is getting a fresh coat of paint, and the trophy case and band storage areas are getting some upgrades and renovations. 

Captain Strong Primary
The school’s dry sprinkler system is being completely replaced, work is being done on the ESD portable building, and the gym floor and cabinets in the office are being refinished. 

Chief Umtuch Middle
The gym floor is being sanded down and repainted to include the school’s new mascot logo, the modular area is getting updated piping to improve drainage, and shelving is being updated. 

Glenwood Heights Primary
Demolition is moving forward on the abandoned house on the school’s property. Planning and work for connecting to the sewer line also continues this summer. 

Laurin Middle
New carpet is being installed in the main office area, revisions and upgrades are being made to the playground areas, a restroom in Building A is being renovated to be ADA accessible, and the wood shop is getting a new door installed. 

Lewisville campus
Roof repairs and being made, including moving drains for better function. The board meeting room has been undergoing renovations for the last several months, and this project continues with making the restrooms ADA accessible. At the end of the summer, the Maintenance Department will move into Building B, and the courtyard will see improvements in the coming months.

Maple Grove Primary
The windows on the south wall of the building are being replaced with new, energy efficient windows. The science lab flooring is being replaced, as is the school’s fire alarm system and the floors and dividers in the rest rooms. Lastly, the upstairs art room is getting some upgrades. 

River HomeLink
The fire alarm systems and countertops are being replaced.

Prairie High School
The concessions room is being renovated, the sound system in the gym is being replaced, the stage lighting is being upgraded in the auditorium, doors are being replaced in the counselor’s office.

Pleasant Valley Primary/Middle
Renovations have been made to the middle school library to provide better external access and create additional classroom space, sidewalks are being replaced, and the exterior is being repainted. 

Tukes Valley Primary/Middle
The gym floor is being sanded down and repainted with the school’s mascot logo, revisions are being made to the lost and found area, library shelves are set to be replaced, and a stage curtain will be installed later this year. The stage curtain was purchased thanks to fundraising efforts from the Tukes Valley Band Boosters and Tukes Valley Band families, with help from the Tukes Valley PTO.  

Yacolt Primary
Repairing and replacing gutters, a sink is being installed in the 10-plex, the health room flooring and doorway are getting some repairs, and the school sign is being replaced. 

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