The Salem School Board reviewed a presentation by the Woodbury Reconstruction Project committee at its regular August meeting. The committee -- comprised of architects, designers, and construction officials -- was charged with investigating the current facility and meeting with staff/students to identify problem areas, discuss areas of instructional need, and assess existing school conditions. As part of the process, they also provided some conceptual designs proposing solutions to identified issues.
The project committee suggests an 8-phase timeline over two years that offers immediate benefits and minimized impact on instruction.
One of the driving forces behind the need to renovate the Woodbury building is the facilities failure to meet current safety and security standards. The identified issues included:
Existing mechanical, electrical, and structural systems are failing and are beyond their useful life expectancy. These include: