Dansville CSD's four schools serve 1,600 students in Livingston County, deep in the Genesee Valley. The district's Long Range Plan included $54 million in major improvements to its facilities.
Phase I launched $23.9 million in additions and renovations, featuring the conversion of the high school cafeteria into a new library. Adjoining the library is a state-of-the-art computer lab/classroom. Other Phase I highlights included a new gymnasium, a new field house, and bus garage renovations. Our contractor recruitment plan maximized bidder outreach and competition, resulting in 88 contractors receiving bid packages.
Phase II consisted of an additional $28.9 million in additions and renovations at all four schools, most taking place at the middle school. Built in 1928, the middle school included 65,000 SF of additions and 82,000 SF of renovations. Additions included 14 new classrooms, a 9,600 SF gymnasium, a 2,200 SF media center, and new locker rooms. Renovations included demolition of connecting walls to double the size of the original classrooms, splitting the main and guidance offices into individual 2,000 SF spaces, converting the gymnasium into a kitchen/cafeteria, and asbestos abatement. The District also purchased adjoining land to add a play area. All new and renovated spaces in the middle and elementary schools received cable television and computer data cabling.
The $3.8 million EXCEL project, completed in 2008, involved interior renovations to the primary and middle schools. Work included technology upgrades, boiler replacement, and grandstand replacement at the football field.