Love Elementary School’s Capital Project is On Schedule

Love Elementary School’s capital project is on time to be completed and ready for students and staff to return to the school in September 2016.

“The Love School project was a much-needed renovation and upgrade of many outdated components in the school,” said JPS Superintendent, Tim O. Mains. “From the replacement of wiring from 1927 to a complete update of heating and ventilation to renovated student bathrooms to a secure front entrance vestibule, the entire school has been touched by this capital project to make it a better working and learning environment for our students and staff.”

One of the main goals of this phase of capital projects is to replace and/or upgrade all heating and ventilation; Love School is no different. New units will be placed on the roof and all new ductwork and piping will leave a brand new system.

Other work being completed at Love School this year includes:
•    Exterior upgrades to the building including: new exterior doors at some locations, masonry restoration, and replacing wrought iron fence with new fence
•    New secure vestibule to improved building security upon entry to building (all new capital projects will include secure vestibules at school buildings)
•    Addition of Handicap ramp to the front (Spring Street) entrance of the school
•    Renovated main office and nurse’s office
•    Addition of an office for either an assistant principal or instructional coach
•    New office for the after school program
•    New book storage/copy room
•    Upgraded finishes in the cafeteria (new floor and wall tile)
•    Upgraded floors and ceilings in some classrooms
•    Renovated basement classrooms and bathrooms
•    Replaced electrical wiring from 1927
•    Upgraded some lights to LED fixtures
•    1st & 2nd floor student bathrooms gutted and rebuilt with new plumbing
•    New faculty bathroom on 2nd floor
•    Replaced sinks and water fountains in each classroom
•    New water softening system

“The renovations are moving along. Each time I visit the building I see progress, and it is very exciting to know that we will be moving back into an upgraded, beautiful building,” said Love Elementary School Principal, Renee Hartling. “It is like when you remodel your home, you have some minor inconveniences but in the end it is well worth the time and effort.  The staff is looking forward to moving back ‘home’ and we cannot wait to greet our students and parents in the fall.”

posted on 03/16/2016 - filed under: Capital Projects, Elementary School, Spotlight