In November 2018, Roane County voters authorized a school bond levy focused on the health and safety of our students and staff, themed "Securing Our Future."
Through careful management and thoughtful planning, the construction program funded by this issue has continued to perform well below budget, allowing the Board to fund additional projects throughout the county.
This is the second in a five-part series recapping the construction program undertaken as a result of that bond levy.
Though not the most glamorous of projects, roofing at all five current Roane County schools was nonetheless the initial driving force behind the framing of the bond levy construction program. All five schools reported regular leaks in hallways, classrooms, and offices after years of patching and maintaining old ballasted roof systems simply could no longer keep up.
Roofing became the first project area to begin work in April of 2019, two months prior to the Board even selling the bonds that would fund it and four other project areas. Roof work in the summer and fall of 2019 provided complete replacement of the membrane roofs at Roane County High School and Walton Elementary Middle School, all but the 2017 gymnasium addition roof at Spencer Elementary School, and all but the 2010 middle school addition roof at Geary Elementary Middle School.
This summer, the final piece of this project area began - replacement of the oldest roof structure at the current Spencer Middle School over the former Spencer High School auditorium and a complete overlay of seams and patches as needed on other roof areas. This project is expected to be completed prior to the start of school for 2022-23.
SECURING OUR FUTURE - ROOFING
|Budget for Project Area||Actual Cost||Surplus Remaining for Other Projects|
* includes cost of Safe Schools entrance at current Spencer Middle School due to combined bidding of projects
** pending completion of roofing / entrance project at current Spencer Middle School