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Fay El, Mott Road and high school repair and renovation work to take place

Repairs and renovations at two Fayetteville-Manlius School District schools are slated to begin shortly after the 2017-18 school year ends on June 22 and a third school will see activity in the fall.

F-M High School

The sidewalk leading up to the entryway to F-M High School’s House 2 and a wall near that entrance are scheduled to be repaired as part of an emergency project that was approved by the F-M Board of Education June 11.

The brick wall is crumbling and could become a safety hazard. The work will begin as soon as possible and is expected to be complete by September. The sidewalk leading up to the entryway is in need of repair and will be reconfigured so there is a slight grade elevation to all three doors, making each door accessible to people using wheelchairs, rather than just the one door that is currently wheelchair accessible.

Fayetteville Elementary School

Visitors to Fayetteville Elementary School will see activity taking place this summer at that building. The main entrance steps will be repaired, and the main office area will be redesigned for increased safety and better pedestrian traffic flow. The work is expected to be complete by the start of the 2018-19 school year.

Since the main entrance will be closed due to the project, visitors should drive past the main entrance and enter the building through the doors in the art wing, on the side of the building. Office staff will be relocated to the computer lab during the renovation.

Other work to be completed at Fay El during the summer includes updating the public address and fire alarm systems and installing of new clock system.

Mott Road Elementary School

During the fall, the district plans to replace old windows at Mott Road Elementary School that have poor energy efficiency with new energy-efficient windows. They will have the same look as the existing windows. The work will be completed after regular school hours so it will not disrupt students and staff.

Capital Project

The work above is outside the scope of the capital project that voters approved in December. Architects and engineers are regularly meeting with district staff and administrators to finalize design plans for those individual projects, which touch on all buildings in the district and focus on updating aging infrastructure and energy efficiency.

The district anticipates submitting final plans to the New York State Education Department by early July for the work at Enders Road Elementary School and F-M High School and projects that are part of the energy performance contract. Plans for work at Wellwood Middle School are anticipated to be submitted to the state in early 2019.