Even though school is dismissed for the summer, there are many people hard at work preparing for next school year. One of the most significant tasks will be to prepare to start construction on the new classroom wing. The projected date to begin construction is mid-September (weather permitting). Prior to that happening portable buildings must be relocated, utilities disconnected and reconnected, etc.
You will probably notice there are several trees being removed. Those trees are being removed for several reasons. The ones east of the elementary building have root systems that are damaging plumbing and sewer lines. They also have low branches that will impede the relocation of the Pre-K and Life Skills portable buildings. Some of the others will be in the way of emergency vehicles should they need to enter between the new wing and the library. The other sycamore-type trees being removed will be in the path of new electrical lines connecting the power source to the new wing. The live oak tree will be removed to make way for the new building.
Please rest assured once construction is complete we will be planting new trees in more building-friendly places and pay due diligence to the landscaping and appearance of our schools. I ask for your patience and understanding during this period of construction and transition. If you have any questions, as always, please do not hesitate to stop by and visit with me at the office or give me a call.