Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, District 2 School Board member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall and several District representatives gathered at Melrose
Elementary School this morning to kick off its General Obligation Bond construction project. The project, which is slated to be completed in the summer of 2015, includes a replacement building and substantial renovations such as a new roof and flooring, complete HVAC system replacement, and electrical installations for several security and lighting components.
The GOB program provides a total project allocation of $7,014,981 and at its October meeting, the School Board commissioned the architectural firm of KVH as the architect of record. KVH is certified by the District as a Hispanic American, female-owned business and as a Small Business Enterprise. Additionally, KVH has committed to a minority sub-consultant participation goal of 10 percent. Melrose Elementary originally opened its doors in the late 1940s, and over the years was expanded and received select building system upgrades.