Construction Update

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February 14, 2019

Dear Parents, Kids, Teachers and Faculty,

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) is pleased to report that the construction/renovation project at Millville Senior High School is on schedule to be completed by August 2022.

In response to requests for more information about the project status, we plan to share with you periodic project updates on the Millville Senior High School website. We’ll cover what areas are being demolished and renovated, progress of new facility additions, how we’re making temporary accommodations, how the overall project is progressing and any potential impacts to school operations.

As you may know, when it’s completed, the Millville Senior High School will include 230,000 square feet of additions and 58,000 square feet of renovations that will increase student capacity to accommodate more than 2,000 students in 9th through 12 grades.

The project, which began in April 2018, consists of 4 Phases.

This is one of the most involved projects the SDA has undertaken to date, so close coordination and planning was completed with school district officials breaking the project into four phases. These four phases allow for the District, students and teachers to continue to safely occupy and utilize the existing facility. Existing and temporary facilities will be utilized as swing space by students and staff. These areas are partitioned off from students and staff and safe temporary facilities are being constructed. School operations and student instruction should not be disrupted during their daily classroom instruction periods. Safety is first and foremost important throughout this project and we are dedicated to working closely with the school, our contractor and the SDA to ensure safety throughout this project.

Here is a short summary of the work:

Phase 1—Currently in Progress
Demolition of the Auditorium and selective classrooms, construction of temporary cafeteria, temporary music rooms and temporary walkways.
Anticipated Completion Date: January 29, 2019

Phase 2—Currently in Progress
Demolition of cafeteria, construction of new media center, new main office and 3 story west addition housing the new cafeteria, kitchen and general classrooms.
Anticipated Completion Date: May 11, 2020

• Phase 3—Anticipated Start Date: July 2019
Demolition of temporary classroom units, temporary cafeteria, various interior renovations and construction of the new 2 story north addition housing the new gymnasium, locker rooms, weight room, classrooms and science labs.
Anticipated Completion Date: August 2021

• Phase 4—Anticipated Start Date: March 2021
Demolition of the rotunda and green house, various alterations, construction of the new auditorium and art studios.
Anticipated Completion Date: December 2022.

What work is happening now?

What work will be occurring in February and March?

• Interior renovations of the new media center and surrounding rooms.
• Interior renovations of the new main office area.
• Continue with the new 3 story west addition foundations, under-slab utilities, and start steel erection in March 2019.

Again, school operations and student instruction should not be disrupted during their daily classroom instruction periods. Area residents will not experience any negative effects.

Thank you for your patience during construction. It is our goal to provide you with the most up-to-date information on this project.

We are available anytime you have questions or concerns. Please call our community hotline at: 609-858-5393 or email us at: community@njsda.gov.


Lizette Delgado Polanco
Lizette Delgado Polanco
Chief Executive Officer

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