Funding for Houston Secondary School gym

Houston Secondary School got $740,000 to rebuild the outside perimeter of the gym, a project that will begin next April or May.

Houston Secondary School got $740,000 to rebuild the outside perimeter of the gym, a project that will begin next April or May.

Funding came through the Building Envelope Remediation Program from the Ministry of Education for the gym exterior, something they’ve been applying for since 2002, said Ed Hildebrandt, Supervisor of Operation.

He said they will dig another foundation outside of the existing slanted wall and build ten-foot, straight up and  down walls that will then be connected to the existing gym roof.

The external wall is being rebuilt only up to ten feet high because that’s the area with minor leaking spots, Hildebrandt said.

He said the interior of the gym won’t change because the gym was designed with slanted walls and to change it would be impossible unless you took the whole gym down.

Hildebrandt says the project will get started in April or May next year and will buff up the gym exterior and take care of the water leaks.

 

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