Across the district, a whole lot of upgrades are going on

Construction workers have been busy at the buildings making crucial improvements

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor

While virtual learning has shut down AAPS classrooms for now, construction workers have been busy at the buildings making crucial upgrades.

Ann Arbor taxpayers have been very generous in approving referendums that provide additional funding sources for school building needs, including the renewal of the Sinking Fund in 2017 and the recently approved 2019 Bond, said Emile Lauzzana, the district’s executive director of capital projects.

“We’re grateful to the Ann Arbor community, and confident they will appreciate the huge improvements we are making right now to make the buildings safer for the day they open to students and staff,” said Lauzzana.

In addition, AAPS has been awarded a funding allocation under the federal CARES Act, he said, noting that all these sources of revenue will provide the majority of the resources needed to prepare the school buildings for re-occupancy, greatly minimizing the impact on the general fund.

Recent construction and maintenance projects have included:

  • School re-occupany preparations
  • Heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Health and wellness signage
  • Social distance preparations
  • Plumbing systems
  • Cleaning and sanitizing

To see highlights of the Summer 2020 physical properties update, go to:

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