Posted by Allison Macy-Steines on 9/2/2021 10:00:00 AM
As we get ready to have students back in school, change and much-needed improvements are taking place at each of our school locations, district-wide. This week, we are excited to highlight the recent updates at Oliver Elementary School as part of the $65 million bond passed by voters in 2020. As communicated previously, Oliver Elementary will be converting into a middle school starting in Fall 2022.
Oliver has received a stabilized, resurfaced, and newly striped track. The field event areas have also been resurfaced. Storm drainage has been improved around the track and in the center field to minimize standing water, and irrigation was added in the center of the field to improve playability and maintenance.
The roofing work at Oliver is complete. Floor tiling was removed, concrete floors polished, and wall coverings in all corridors were updated; ceilings were repaired; recessed walk off-mats were installed at each entry; and a welcome sign was stained into the lobby floor to greet staff, students, and parents.
In addition, the upper gym floor was completely stripped, sanded, sealed, and striped, and will be open for use for the first day of school. And, mechanical improvements have been underway to better control heat distribution throughout the school.
Oliver will also receive science lab renovations, media center renovations, and new career technical improvements over the next 12 months, as part of Oliver’s conversion from an elementary to middle school.
The school will also benefit from safety and security updates, further mechanical repairs, lighting repairs, solar paneling, and paved parking in the coming year.
Thank you, voters, for supporting the 2020 bond that’s resulting in much needed improvements to our school buildings. Visit www.csd28j.org/2020bondupdates to continue along with progress and bond project updates.