It's been a busy summer at Ashley Academy. More than $1.5 in renovations are now complete.
In May, the WS/FCS Board of Education approved $1.5 million dollars in Capital Improvement funds to replace roofing around the school gym and replace HVAC units within the school. Earlier in the 2017-18 year, staff members made district officials aware of air quality concerns and the potential for mold growth and mold-related allergic reactions. Two independent Air Quality tests inside the school showed mold spore levels were normal, as compared to outside air. However, because of the age of the HVAC units and because mold growth was found inside some, experts recommended an increase in the regular HVAC cleaning cycle and the addition of external air flow systems, or complete replacement. The WS/FCS Board of Education approved replacement of the units with new ones that dehumidify the building and improve the exchange of inside and outside airflow. A third party contractor helped crews identify roof leaks and WS/FCS maintenance teams worked with school staff to address other areas that allowed for extra moisture or leaks.
While students were out for the summer, along with replacing all HVAC units, maintenance crews repaired, replaced, and repainted many areas within the school. In multiple places, carpet and flooring was replaced, and in the dining room, new window glass was installed. Crews also added new lighting throughout the school. Wayne Loflin, WS/FCS Chief Operating Officer, says, “I continue to receive positive feedback about these changes. I know the improvements make a tremendous difference on the interior and exterior of the school.”
To see a copy of the Mid Atlantic Engineering & Environmental Solutions Final Report of Indoor Air Quality Evaluation please use this link.
To see a full list of building improvements completed at Ashley Academy over the summer of 2018, please use this link.
Watch the videos below for a behind the scenes look at the summer work that's been completed at Ashley Academy.
Here is a look at our Completed Summer 2018 Projects