Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

District Hires Firm to Assess Structural Needs of Middle, Elementary Buildings

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

District Hires Firm to Assess Structural Needs of Middle, Elementary Buildings

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The same architectural firm that compiled a facilities study for Peters Township High School this year will undertake a similar task for the district's other four schools and central offices.

Hayes Design Group of Bridgeville was hired at the school board's Monday night meeting to move forward with "assessments" of the middle school, McMurray Elementary, Bower Hill Elementary and Pleasant Valley Elementary as well as the district's administrative offices and the bus garage.

The cost of the study is $29,500.

"It will not be as in-depth as the high school (assessment)," assistant superintendent Jennifer Murphy said, adding that the study will look at each building to determine how many years items, such as the roof and heating and cooling system, have before they need to be replaced.

The high school study, which was done this summer, cost $70,000. …

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