The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 4, 2006


Maintenance update at CCHS

Dave Anderson described some of his accomplishments during his first year as facilities manager for Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) at the July 11 Regional School Committee (RSC) meeting.

Interior and exterior bleachers

Recently, the bleachers in the CCHS gym were replaced. Now they can be pulled out from the wall or put back quickly by a push of a button. "I get all positive comments on the new bleachers," said Anderson. Concrete has been poured for the new bleachers outside by the football field. The bleachers should be installed in August.

Repairs cited by NEASC

"All interior fire doors and fire alarm magnetic catches will be replaced in the next two to three weeks. Sixty sets of doors have already been done," Anderson continued. Exterior doors have also been repaired or replaced. A new generator is being installed. The ventilating systems for the photo dark room and the ceramics area are being upgraded. These projects address issues raised in the report by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) which accredits schools.

Planned projects for the future include addressing the science lab safety issues and replacing the communication system. The communication system between the office and classrooms was supposed to be replaced because there were no two-way capabilities. While installing new phones, unused wires were found in the walls which may allow two-way communications without needing a whole new system. "This would result in significant savings," commented Anderson.

The asbestos flooring in science labs needs to be removed. Also, gas comes into the labs from many locations, which is a safety hazard because there is no easy way to shut them all off quickly. The fixtures in these labs also need replacing or updating. Another project is to update some classroom lighting. All these are scheduled to be addressed in the coming year.

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