The items in this project are mostly long-deferred but much-needed fixes of failing systems in our 50-year-old school. East Montpelier and Middlesex schools are the same age as Berlin and have recently undergone similar repairs. Our project is more modest, with no increase in square footage.
Many of the items on our list were part of a previous bond vote rejected in 2005. Those problems have not gone away — they’ve only gotten worse and more expensive to maintain. This project consists of fixes for asbestos removal, system failures, code compliance and security updates.
Waiting any longer would be irresponsible.