East Bay's Construction Renovation

East Bay's Construction Renovation

A message from Mrs. Cox

 

East Bay Parents

I hope you and your children are having a fun and relaxing summer break. While students and staff are away for the summer months, construction crews and engineers have been hard at work on major Education Referendum air conditioning projects at 14 schools across the district, including right here at East Bay.

Back in 2018, the community stepped up for our children to approve the Education Referendum, and we are grateful that community members realize the importance of these crucial projects. This is a 10-year referendum and each summer additional schools will have new air conditioning installed.

In total this summer, the district will invest $101.8 million in referendum projects. Most of the funding will be spent to overhaul the air conditioning systems in the 14 schools. However, part of the overall investment will include $16.9 million in maintenance projects and repairs at 36 other schools for new playgrounds, track repairs, kitchen and cafeteria improvements, painting, window replacements, and modernization of several school elevators, as well as other enhancements.

The summer A/C projects include:

Site                                                             

Project                                   

Cost

Brandon High School                       

HVAC Renovation              

$13,841,652

Bryan Elementary                               

HVAC Renovation              

$4,111,272

Burns Middle                                         

HVAC Renovation              

$8,940,864

East Bay High School                       

HVAC Renovation              

$10,601,606

Fishhawk Creek Elementary       

HVAC Renovation              

$3,776,324

Heritage Elementary                        

HVAC Renovation              

$2,672,622

Jennings Middle (Phase 2)            

HVAC Renovation              

$886,315

Mendenhall Elementary                 

HVAC Renovation              

$8,269,783

Nelson Elementary                           

HVAC Renovation              

$6,163,284

Roosevelt Elementary                     

HVAC Renovation              

$5,292,348

Seminole Elementary                      

HVAC Renovation              

$3,442,986

Sessums Elementary                       

HVAC Renovation              

$5,924,736

Shaw Elementary                               

HVAC Renovation              

$4,044,127

Shields Middle

HVAC Renovation

$6,949,245

                                                                

For more information about the Education Referendum projects, please visit Half-Penny Sales Tax Referendum / Referendum Details (hillsboroughschools.org).

These enhancements will provide students and staff with improved learning environments now and into the future.

Respectfully

Amy Stevens-Cox, Principal