DISTRICT NEWS & NOTES
Saranac District Goes Wireless!
Saranac Central School District EXCEL Project Update as of May 10, 2013
On December 13, 2011, the voters of the Saranac Central School District approved a $5.6 million energy, health and safety capital improvement project.
The EXCEL Project recently received State Education Department (SED) approval and the project bids were acted upon by the Board of Education on May 7, 2013.
The main project items include the following modifications: the installation of a mandated water filtration system for Saranac Elementary and Saranac Middle/High School; technology network upgrades; the replacement of fire-alarm and phone systems in all buildings; and upgrades to bathrooms and doorways in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). The project also contains roofing repairs at Morrisonville Elementary, the Middle/High School and the District bus garage; window and door replacements at Morrisonville and Saranac Elementary Schools and the Middle School; and repairs and upgrades to heating systems at Morrisonville and Saranac Elementary, as well as the Middle School and High School.
The project is being completed in two phases. The replacement of the District's phone system and technology upgrades are completed. As of early March 2013 the District became a wireless campus, offering guest access for students, staff and visitor use. Our District is one of the first in the area to provide this communication network. All remaining project items including the water filtration system, roofing repairs, heating system replacements and safety and energy upgrades will begin construction this summer. The majority of the project items should be completed by late fall.
Please view 2011 Project Brochure for specific project items.