Additional Projects Nearing Completion Throughout the District
SEEKONK — Superintendent Rich Drolet is pleased to announce that new tennis courts at Seekonk High School will be open for use tomorrow, and the new basketball court will be opened in mid-October.
The four new tennis courts will be opened Tuesday, Sept. 29. The “post-tensioned concrete” used for the courts is a rigid, reinforced pavement meant to last roughly 25 years and avoid the cracking found in typical asphalt. The tennis courts will be open for public use.
The new basketball court is set to be completed sometime next week, and the district will be deciding soon when it is safe to begin using the court given COVID-19 safety protocols.
The four new tennis courts and new basketball court are located at the same location of the school’s previous courts.
The Martin Elementary School gym floor replacement project is also nearing completion. The project is set to be finished next month, including drainage work done to the exterior of the school to avoid water damage to the new floor. Concrete sealing is finished and the new hardwood floors will be installed within one to two weeks.
Renovations to the Seekonk High School pool will also get started in the fall. The project will include the addition of a closed-filtration system and the replacement of mechanics in the basement of the pool facility.
Aitken School Expansion
The Aitken Elementary School Expansion Project is also nearing completion. Once completed the project will add a permanent wing to the school that includes 10 new classrooms.
A new HVAC system and new boilers have been installed in the existing school building. An outdoor classroom has also been constructed and modifications have been made to the school’s parking lot.
The Aitken Elementary School Expansion Project is expected to be completed by next spring, and the Seekonk Public Schools will be issuing updates to the community in the coming months.
“We are excited about all of the projects that have been completed and will be completed throughout the district,” Superintendent Drolet said. “From offering our students high quality athletic facilities to meeting the educational needs of our growing student population, it is an exciting time for the Seekonk Public Schools.”