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D211 Post: Conant High School Gets Multiple Summer Improvements

            James B. Conant High School has been closed during the 2018 summer break while the school is receiving multiple upgrades and improvements.             The largest renovation to the 55-year-old building, is a complete overhaul of nine of the school’s restrooms.  Renovations include new fixtures, plumbing improvements, installation of hand dryers, and HVAC updates.             Lauren Hummel, District 211 chief operating officer said the temporary closing of the school during the summer ...

VIDEO: What Students Like About the New SHS Media Center

As educational initiatives in the classroom continue to migrate toward the use of increased technology and collaborative student learning, the spaces used to facilitate these initiatives will play a role in helping students develop the skills they will need upon entering college or starting a career. As learning migrates away from traditional practices of “checking out” hardcover books and increasingly toward greater utilization of electronic media, our libraries are working to digitalize media content through various electronic means. The educational goals for library space are less intended to provide an area that is designated for independent, ...

Summer Renovations Start on Conant High School’s Pool, Main Office

Renovations have started at Conant High School this summer on the building's main office and pool. The pool renovations will enhance student opportunities in physical education, athletics, and community programs, as well as update aging equipment that can continue on a regular maintenance schedule for many years to come. All five swimming pools in District 211 were built between 1975 and 1976, and are heavily utilized from early in the morning until late at night. Additionally, the schools’ pools are the most rented spaces by members of the community in the entire District. Due to normal maintenance, depth and regulation issues, and efficient ...

District 211 Presents Facilities and Capital Improvement Plans to Board of Education

The High School District 211 administration presented its plans for long-range capital improvement projects through the next five years, as well as required Life Safety work and maintenance schedules. Several facility and capital improvement projects are outlined for the next five school years and were presented to the Board of Education at its meeting on March 20. Although the Board has seen proposals in the past for some of the projects, such as swimming pool renovations, improvements and plans also were introduced for future consideration by the Board. The District is currently in a strong financial position, and has worked to build reserves ...

District 211 Announces Pool, Office Renovations as part of Capital Outlay Improvements

Township High School District 211 announced its plans for long-range capital outlay and improvement projects throughout the next several years. Five prioritized projects are outlined for the next five school years and were presented to the Board of Education at its meeting on April 11. The projects, which correlate with educational goals, building utilization, and site improvement and maintenance schedules, are projected to total $34.6 million through the 2017-2018 school years. “As a District, we are very strategic in setting direction for these projects,” said Dave Torres, associate superintendent for business as District 211. “We ...