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Princeton High School

Renovations Planned for Princeton High School

Over the next two years, Princeton Public Schools will continue to use $26.9 million in referendum funds to implement health and safety upgrades to our schools. Here are some of the planned improvements at Princeton High School. These plans will be reviewed by the Board of Education and may be changed, as necessary, as bids for construction are received.

Renovation/Addition: A second floor will be added above the current fitness center. New construction will include four new classrooms as well an an educational commons areas.

Improvements to Guidance Offices: Improvements to the guidance department will include renovations to 17 offices and six additional meeting rooms. Work is scheduled to be completed by summer 2021.

Grab & Go Food: To be located where the school store is now located, this will help with the overcrowding in the PHS cafeteria and provide students with another place to purchase healthy food.

Security:  The PHS entrance will receive improvements for better safety and security. Work will happen summer of 2020.

Electrical Work:  Electrical upgrades will be undertaken with the renovation project and are expected in summer 2020.

HVAC/New Gym: Air conditioning was installed in the New Gym at PHS and the project was successfully completed ahead of schedule in September 2019.

PHS Sports Fields: Field improvements, bathrooms.

Valley Road Sports Field Improvements: New dugout and new backstop for the Valley Road baseball field (used by PHS students).

Drawing of proposed PHS renovation
Drawing of PHS renovations of guidance
Drawing of PHS renovations
Drawing of PHS guidance renovations

John Witherspoon

Renovations Planned for John Witherspoon Middle School

Over the next two years, Princeton Public Schools will continue to use $26.9 million in referendum funds to implement health and safety upgrades to our schools. Here are some of the planned improvements at John Witherspoon Middle School. These plans will be reviewed by the Board of Education and may change, as necessary, when bids for construction are received.

Academic Conference Center:  The ACC (also known as the old library) will be transformed into three flexible classrooms that are all on one level. The project will include a 640 square foot outdoor patio. The tentative start date for this project is late spring of 2020. A separate entrance for construction workers will be part of the project.

Health Office: The health office and nurse's station will be upgraded to include a new bathroom that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a medical room, an exam room and three resting areas. The tentative start date for this project is summer 2020.

Cafeteria: The JW cafeteria will get new air conditioning in the summer of 2020.

Security Vestibule: JW will have a new entrance and security vestibule. The work will be done in the summer of 2020.

Air Conditioning for Classrooms: Approximately 46 JW classrooms will receive new air conditioning in the summer of 2020.

Electrical Work: Electrical upgrades were completed in the summer of 2019. The current transformer does not need to be upgraded at this time. There will be additional distribution panels added in the summer of 2020.

Sports fields: A new dugout, backstop and scoreboard will be completed in the summer of 2020.

Drawing showing JW renovations

Both the ACC and the health offices at John Witherspoon will be renovated.

plans for JW renovation of the ACC

The improved ACC will include classrooms and collaborative areas.

Drawing showing JW nurse's area renovations

Tentative plans for JW health office renovation.

Littlebrook

Improvements Planned for Littlebrook

Over the next two years, Princeton Public Schools will continue to use $26.9 million in referendum funds to implement health and safety upgrades to our schools. Here are some of the planned improvements at Littlebrook. These plans will be reviewed by the Board of Education and may change, as necessary, as bids for construction are received.

Doors: Littlebrook will have more than 60 new doors and locks replaced starting in the spring of 2020 to improve security. Most of the work will be done over holidays and in the evenings. Improved hardware will be installed in these doors and others. 

Security Vestibule: Littlebrook will have a new entrance/vestibule for enhanced safety and security. The work will be done in summer of 2020.

Air Conditioning: Littlebrook will receive 24 new classroom air conditioning units in the summer of 2020.

Electrical Work:  Initial electrical upgrades should be complete by summer 2020 including a new transformer and switchgear.

Library: The Littlebrook library will be refreshed and updated with new lighting, as well as new ceiling tiles, a new reception desk, new window blinds, new paint, and new carpeting.

Community Park

Improvements Planned for Community Park

Over the next two years, Princeton Public Schools will continue to use $26.9 million in referendum funds to implement health and safety upgrades to our schools. Here are some of the planned improvements at Community Park. These plans will be reviewed by the Board of Education and may change, as necessary, after bids for construction are received.

Doors: CP will have approximately 47 classroom and exterior doors replaced starting in the late spring or summer of 2020 to improve security.  Most of the work will be done over holidays and in the evenings. The new interior doors at Community Park will have improved locks. 

Security Vestibule: CP will have a new entrance/vestibule for enhanced safety and security. The work will be done in summer of 2020.

Air Conditioning: The district will be replacing and upgrading air conditioning in  approximately 30 CP classrooms during the summer of 2020.

Electrical Work: Initial electrical upgrades, including a new transformer, should be complete by summer 2020. The new transformer is necessary for the new air conditioning.

Johnson Park

Improvements Planned for Johnson Park

Over the next two years, Princeton Public Schools will continue to use $26.9 million in referendum funds to implement health and safety upgrades to our schools. Here are some of the planned improvements at Johnson Park. These plans will be reviewed by the Board of Education and may change, as necessary, as bids for construction are received.

Doors: JP will have more than 22 doors and 46 locks replaced starting in the spring of 2020 to improve security. Most of the work will be done over holidays and in the evenings. Improved hardware will be installed in these doors and others. 

Security Vestibule: JP will have a new entrance/vestibule for enhanced safety and security. The work is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2020 after all the summer programs are finished. 

Air Conditioning: JP will receive 31 new air conditioning units in the summer of 2021, a year later than some of the other elementary schools. The district will install HVAC in the summer of 2021, allowing JP to continue to offer summer programs until there is an appropriate alternate space available. In addition, the district can better manage the comprehensive installation of HVAC in the summer of 2020 at three schools rather than four. 

Electrical Work: Initial electrical upgrades were completed in the summer of 2019. Johnson Park will be receiving a new transformer to enable the air conditioning upgrade. PSEG requires an access pathway for utility vehicles to the new transformer and this work is tentatively scheduled for the spring or summer of 2020.

Riverside

Improvements Planned for Riverside

Over the next two years, Princeton Public Schools will continue to use $26.9 million in referendum funds to implement health and safety upgrades to our schools. Here are some of the planned improvements at Riverside School. These plans will be reviewed by the Board of Education and may be changed, as necessary, as bids for construction are received.

Doors: Riverside will have 50 doors and locks replaced starting in the spring of 2020 to improve security. Most of the work will be done over school breaks and in the evenings. Improved hardware will be installed in these doors and others.

Security Vestibule: Riverside will have a new entrance/vestibule for enhanced safety and security. The work will be done in summer of 2020.

Air Conditioning: Riverside received 28 new air conditioning units in the summer of 2019. The Board is discussing installing a central control system for the Riverside HVAC.

Electrical Work: Electrical upgrades were completed in the summer of 2019, including the new switchgear. The Riverside transformer was sufficient to support the this past summers HVAC work, and did not have to replaced.

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