Recently, CCSC Interim Superintendent Kim Tucker and Building and Grounds Director Tom Reberger told The Brazil Times the current building renovation project is nearly complete.
"We are in the final stage of the remodeling project," Tucker said. "There are still a few little things that are being taken care of, such as some casework installation, installing some railings on exterior ramps, reinstalling some chain link fence."
"All major construction is complete," Reberger added, "and we are now to the point where we are doing punch list items."
Tucker said building principals have received punch lists, which they will peruse with architects when going through walk-throughs.
If items need to be taken care from there, they will be presented to the contractors.
"We will prepare a list of what is not acceptable for the contractors to go back and repair," Reberger said. "About 90 percent of the punch lists have been complete."
Reberger added inspections of the buildings would take place in the "next few days."
"All of the buildings have been looked at," he said. "Different segments have been completed, but there are a few areas that are not 100-percent complete."
"We're basically right on schedule," he said. "We're within two weeks of that."
Reberger said the last "major" phase of construction included new gymnasiums at Staunton, East Side and Meridian elementaries. He said some accommodations had to be made for physical education classes during this phase, but little else.
He added the gymnasium at Staunton opened shortly after the first of the year while Meridian and East Side's gyms have been open for two-three weeks.
"Every thing we're doing right now is inside work," he said. "Some landscaping will take place in the summer and some brick touch-ups."
Reberger said a wet spring did cause a delay, but the recent winter weather didn't affect the projects.
"We were doing a lot of outside work (during spring 2010)," Reberger said. "But we were able to make that up. It was hectic."
Both added they have been pleased with the process.
"Everything has come out even better than I expected," Reberger said. "I'm pleasantly surprised. With the wet spring and early summer, I thought we were in real trouble."
"All in all, we are excited that the time has come to start making plans for dedication programs this spring," Tucker added.