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School roof work expected to be done soon

Officials are expecting the $2.8 million roof replacement project at Halifax Elementary School to be completed by the end of September.

Town Administrator Charlie Seelig said the project, which began in early July and has continued into the school year, will be down to a punch list of items this week.

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“There haven’t been any problems at all,” he said, adding that workers have scheduled some portions of the project to be done when children aren’t at the school.

In March, voters at a special Town Meeting approved the project, of which nearly half the cost would be funded by the Massachusetts School Building Authority. The state agency is also expected to fund at the same level the second stage of the elementary school improvements that will cost about $3.4 million.

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The second stage includes the installation of new siding, windows, and doors, and will be done next year.

The town also approved the installation of a fire suppression and security systems that will be installed next year. That portion of the project is expected to cost about $688,000, but it is not eligible for similar state funding, Seelig said.

Elaine Cushman Carroll can be reached at elaine_carroll@msn.com.
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