Board makes decision on how facilities project would progress

If the referendum for the school facilities upgrade passes this fall, the Tracy Area Public School District will be ready.

Following a presentation from SiteLogiQ that detailed two options for the two-year infrastructure project, the District No. 2904 School Board on Monday unanimously approved the option that will spread the focus on both the elementary and high school buildings over the next two summers, with completion in the fall of 2024.

SiteLogiQ is the district’s partner in the endeavor that it is contingent on the voters of the district passing a referendum On Aug. 9. The district is seeking voter approval on one ballot question that would authorize general obligation bonds not to exceed $7,565,000 for faculty replacements for the 50-plus-year-old buildings. Among the work that would be done is an upgrade to the main electrical service and distribution systems, the replacement of the domestic water heater and piping and sewer piping; industrial tech heating and ventilation improvements at the high school and the replacement of three roof sections and the chiller at the elementary school. The project would also replace exterior metal panels at the district-owned Kid’s World.

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