Construction at Smith, Swift/Clermont; access to fields may be limited

| June 12, 2018

Smith - construction 6-2018WEBThe project to renovate, expand and improve Smith Middle School will continue this summer with completion expected by October.

At the Swift Middle School/Clermont Elementary campus, work on a new parking lot will begin this summer as a construction project that will provide significant educational and security upgrades gets underway. At Swift, the project includes a more secure entrance, a new office, a new computer lab, new band room, and new large group instruction (LGI) room. At Clermont, a more secure entrance and office will be built, along with new classrooms and a new gymnasium.

At George A. Smith Middle School, a new wing with three general classrooms, a computer lab, small group instruction room, and a large group instruction room has been constructed. The project also includes the construction of a new auditorium in support of the arts (photo), a more secure school entrance, and a new office. More information and an artist’s renderings are on the Solanco website.

Limited field access during construction:  Community members and organizations requesting to use athletic fields and parking areas at Smith Middle, Swift Middle and Clermont Elementary schools from June through October 2018, will have limited availability and accessibility due to the construction projects.
Fields impacted include the fields behind and to the right of Smith, the ball and soccer fields on the northern side of Swift, and the fields on the southern side of Clermont.

Community members accessing the Smith Middle, Swift Middle and Clermont Elementary School campuses should be on the alert for and obey traffic and parking signs for the safety of construction workers, students and facility users.

Please contact the Solanco School District Assistant Business Manager at (717) 786-5610 with questions regarding facility use.

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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