Construction is moving along well in the Palmyra R-I School District with every project on track to be completed this fall, even if much of it can’t be seen right now.

The Palmyra R-1 Board of Education heard a report on the construction work during last week’s board meeting, at which they also heard an update on the school foundation, approved some dates and board plans and heard testing results.

According to Superintendent Kirt Malone, much of the current work cannot be seen as it is taking place inside the facilities.

CTS, which is overseeing the construction work, reported masons have finished up in the vo-ag building and now electricians, drywallers, HVAC and painters are all working inside. 

Except for installing exterior doors, work is complete on the outside of the vo-ag building, Malone said, also noting all  the ductwork in the building is new. 

“The vo-ag building renovation is easily the largest project of the summer,” he said. “Bleigh’s and all the subcontractor’s involved in the project have worked very well together to get the project finished by the end of October.

“Masonry work on the outside of the building and on the inside was extensive as every window and window brick lentil was replaced,” Malone added. “A rubber membrane was placed over the top of the existing metal roof, and that will seal out the weather and add a new level of insulation for the building.”

See more in this week's Palmyra Spectator.