Kindergarten Classroom Construction Remains on Schedule for Point Road
Despite Hurricane Sandy, officials say the construction project that will accommodate a full-day kindergarten program in Little Silver remains on track.
Full-day kindergarten remains on track to open in September at Point Road School, according to the district's business administrator.
The project, which included the construction of two new classrooms to accommodate full-day kindergarten in Little Silver, is set to begin late March, Little Silver Business Administrator Amy Lerner said in an e-mail.
The contractor is scheduled to begin mobilizing site fencing during the last week of March, which was originally slated as spring break for the district. The change in the district's calendar, which eliminated much of spring break to make up for days lost following Hurricane Sandy, might require a change to those plans, said Lerner.
"We will need to address all safety and security issues that may arise and will work to ensure that there is not a disruption to the students during their school day," she said.
Those issues are to be discussed at the project's first pre-construction meeting Jan. 7, Lerner added.
Rampart Construction submitted the winning bid for the project last month at $760,200.
Little Silver residents voted in March in support of a referendum for the project. Taxpayers will support $750,000 of the $1 million project, with $250,000 coming from a capital reserve account.
Lerner said, "We are on schedule for the opening in September and do not have any reason to believe that the project won’t be completed as planned."