Southeast Area Construction Projects Nearing Completion

Construction projects at Alamance Elementary, Southeast Middle and Southeast High schools are on track to reach completion this fall as scheduled.

At Alamance Elementary, work is 98 percent complete on an addition to house a new administration area, media center and K-2 classrooms. Renovations to the existing building, which will hold third, fourth and fifth-grade classrooms and the cafeteria, is more than halfway finished. A new bus loop will be ready by August, and a new parent loop and playfield is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 1.

Southeast Middle should be fully updated by August with a new guidance suite, classroom additions and bathroom and lighting upgrades. The new administrative area, media center and gymnasium were completed in June. Shared space between the middle and high schools also includes a new greenhouse, bus parking lot and visitors' entry drive.

Renovations to the existing Southeast High building are also expected to be complete in August. There, the former media center, offices and classrooms are being converted into new science, art and life skills classrooms. Students and staff have been using the new media center and classroom addition since December 2010. Construction continues on a new gymnasium, to be completed in December 2011, and administrative addition, scheduled for completion ahead of schedule in early 2012.

District officials are continuing their search for a suitable location for a new Southeast-area elementary school and hope to proceed with design and construction in time for a 2013 opening. The combined projects represent more than $91 million in investments authorized by the 2008 School Bonds.