With another school year about to begin and the Career and Technical Education Center at Geneseo High School nearing completion, members of the Board of Education toured the facility on Thursday evening.
Project manager Andrew Paleczny of Boyd Jones then spoke at the board’s monthly meeting, stating that a key step will take place next week when the Regional Office of Education inspects the building and could issue the school district its Certificate of Occupancy.
Paleczny explained that while some areas are ready for move-in now, others are still a work-in-progress.
“In the next week, all areas throughout the building such as electrical, plumbing and HVAC will be touched,” said Paleczny. “We’ve done a lot of heavy lifting since March and despite labor shortages being an ongoing struggle, we’re hopeful that students will be in the building before the end of the month.”
Superintendent Dr. Adam Brumbaugh and Career and Technical Education Center Director Travis Mackey joined the BOE members for a preview of the 10,000-square-foot facility located across the street from GHS.
“I want to thank Andrew Paleczny, Pete Perez, David Dominguez, Steve Haith and anyone I've missed from Boyd Jones who has helped us take our dream and make it a physical reality,” said Dr. Brumbaugh, who presented Paleczny with Maple Leaf Medallions for him and his team. “Construction projects can be challenging, but their persistence has paid off and we will have students in the new building learning sooner rather than later.”
Dr. Brumbaugh added, “I also want to thank our architect, Scott Johnson, for his diligence and attention to detail on this project. Our district and our community are going to reap the benefits from this investment for years to come.”
The district will eventually host an open house for the community to tour the Career and Technical Education Center. An announcement will be shared once those plans have been confirmed.