POTSDAM - Superintendent Patrick H. Brady confirmed Tuesday night that work on the districts capital project would extend into the beginning of the school year.
The roofing is largely complete now except for the trim, he said, adding work on the trim is expected to last into mid-September.
Mr. Brady also told board members that the high school received some minor water damage as a result of a thunder storm that suddenly hit the area catching the contractors off guard.
Some water did get in the building before they could batten everything down, he said. Some insulation was dampened and in the area of the gym there were some tiles that got wet.
Work to replace that insulation and affected tiles is being paid for by the contractor and will have no impact on the districts project.
As for Phase II of the project, Mr. Brady said the design phase is well under way and designs should be coming to the board for approval in the near future.
Phase II will include renovations to the high school, as well as security upgrades in each of the districts buildings.
While Mr. Brady said he didnt want to get too into the specifics in regards to the schools security upgrades, he said one improvement will be the construction of a common entrance area, where people will have to be buzzed into the buildings.
There will be two sets of doors, he said, explaining a secretary will be stationed behind hardened bullet-proof glass in the vestibule.
Currently we dont have that at the elementary or middle school, he said.
Phase II will also include renovations to the high school auditorium, including, lighting, flooring and sound equipment, as well as upgrades to the district-wide fire alarm system.
Voters overwhelming approved the project by 365-95 margin in December.