Covington schools sends ventilation improvement projects to bid

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The Covington Independent Public Schools Board of Education voted to bid out a ventilation improvement project in the Holmes campus administration building at their meeting Thursday.

The $4.2 million project will see improvements to the ventilation systems throughout the entire building. The new system will draw fresh air into the building and circulate it throughout. It also includes attendant electrical infrastructure, masonry, framing, lighting and other construction. Finally, the construction will replace the building’s boilers. The project will be funded with emergency COVID funds. District staff said the work ought to be completed by the end of next summer.

This ventilation project is unrelated to the potential air conditioning improvements at the Holmes High School campus that occupied the board’s conversations over the last month, although the ventilation improvements could be integrated into any future AC work that might occur.

By the end of the project, the entire administration building as well as offices on the first floor of the senior building will have new ventilation.

The next meeting of the Covington Board of Education will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at Sixth District Elementary School on Maryland Avenue.

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