Photography by Nickayla Hodges, a Senior at Kelso High School
How much money will go into the new Huntington Middle School? This major modernization has a budget of $30.1 million and includes: Replacement of all major MEP (mechanical/HVAC, electric, plumbing) Office relocation and new school entry Second gymnasium Significant...
As part of the construction and modernization bond approved by voters in 2018, Huntington Middle School will undergo a $30 million modernization expecting to take 18 months to complete. Planned improvements are as follows: Replacement of all major MEP...
We’re making progress in all six of our bond priorities. Lots of construction will be happening this summer. CONSTRUCTION: 6 PRIORTIES Safety & Security Collins Architects hired for consultation Current plans for 2 new schools will set safety standards for...
- Provide security access control system
- Redesign main entrance and entry way
- Replace roof
- Paint school
- Replace windows
- Replace tile in shop classroom, shop corridor, and kitchen
- Replace original glue-on ceiling tile
- Replace gymnasium operable wall
- Replace operable wall on stage, and replace doors, curtain and lighting
- Replace original linoleum on 2nd floor
- Upgrade power service in shop building
- Replace siding on shop building
- Replace electrical service
- Provide new addressable fire alarm system
- Replace phone system
- Add 4-6 additional duplex outlets in each classroom
- Replace galvanized steel domestic water piping with copper tubing
- Replace boiler
- Replace library HVAC system
- Replace office HVAC system
- Refurbish PACE air handling unit
- Replace kitchen exhaust fan
- Replace pneumatic controls with DDC controls
- Repair library area structural issue
- Replace sidewalk along North Kelso Avenue
- Replace carpet
- Construct multi-purpose room/gym
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Huntington Middle School will have major mechanical and HVAC system work, along with upgrades to safety, security, and communication systems. A new multi-purpose gym will be developed to accommodate limited physical education spaces. Approximately $9 million in State matching funds will be used to offset project costs.