Summer Buildings & Grounds Improvements

While students were away over the summer, Chatham Central Schools was busy with a number of  projects to keep our facilities updated, safe, and in good operational condition. Our District completed the following buildings and grounds improvement projects this summer in addition to the annual cleaning and maintenance our crews performed here over the summer months.


  • Band and Orchestra, which in past years shared a regular classroom in the 4th/5th grade hallway, was relocated to two newly soundproofed rooms on the downstairs floor, giving both programs separate, sound-controlled spaces for instruction and practice.
  • Playground’s basketball area was repaved
  • Replaced rubber mulch in some areas with woodchips

District Offices

  • To make room for the new band and orchestra rooms, the District’s Special Education and Pupil Services offices were relocated from the first floor of MED to the second floor of Chatham Middle School.
  • Metasys, the district-wide energy management system, saw software upgrades


  • Replaced worn stair treads
  • Bare dirt around the front walkway was re-graded and planted with grass
  • A concrete pad was poured behind the building to replace the failing pavement under the dumpsters
  • Replaced a building water heater
  • Replaced a compressor for the office air conditioning system


  • The gymnasium floor was sanded down, repainted, and recoated with polyurethane
  • The auditorium stage floor was refinished in a similar manner
  • Replaced a building water heater

At our Bus Garage

  • The parking area for our transportation fleet was crack-filled, resealed, and had its lines repainted

At Chatham Public Library

  • All exterior walkways were repaved
  • Replaced an air conditioning compressor

All of the work was completed using funds from our District’s maintenance budget. Special thanks to our Buildings & Grounds crews for all the hard work they put into completing these projects in time for the start of school, and to our contractors Cavalier Flooring, Landmark Flooring, Callanan Industries, and Johnson Controls.


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