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.