New elevator under construction at WCS (6/25/09)

June 25, 2009

Construction has begun on a new elevator at Williston Central School. District Principal Walter Nardelli said construction crews began the project on June 11, the day after the school year ended.

Middlebury-based Bread Loaf Construction is building the new elevator, which will replace the old, inoperative one at the school. The school must have the new elevator installed to be in compliance of the federal American Disabilities act.

In March, voters agreed to put $200,000 from the district’s construction fund toward a new elevator. The elevator will be built on the northeast side of Williston Central, rather than in the school’s existing elevator shaft.

Nardelli hopes the elevator will be operational in mid August, a few weeks before the start of school.

— Tim Simard, Observer staff