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Tuesday, August 19
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
7 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS

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Rosenauer Update from District Business Administrator Michelle Richardson
July 10, 2014

Dear Rosenauer Families,

We are pleased to update you on our plans to begin work this summer to rectify the humidity issues at Rosenauer Elementary School. As we informed you in our last update, we hired an architect (Fraytak, Veisz, Hopkins & Duthie) to manage the project and to put out bids to replace the HVAC system. The replacement of the unit ventilators and condensing units in the HVAC system was a solution presented to us by engineers we hired earlier this school year to evaluate the system.

During the subsequent evaluation of the proposal by the architects and their engineers as they prepared to bid the project, the architects presented to us what they feel is a better solution to get to the root of the humidity issues at the school. Their advice was that in order to create a long-term solution, we must address the school’s aging boiler – which is original to the building and 52 years old. They recommended we retain the existing condensing and ventilating units (which are eight years old) and do the following:
  • Upgrade the Automated Temperature Control (ATC) system to better control how the air in the school is handled (e.g. how often and at what rate it is dehumidified);
  • Replace the old boiler with a two-boiler system, which would be more effective than the current 52-year-old boiler at managing the air in humid conditions. This new, two-boiler system would be more efficient and would be a long-term investment in the schools’ HVAC system;
  • Adjust  and/or replace dampers in the school to better control how much outside air enters into the system – right now some of our classrooms have up to 50 percent of “outside’’ air (meaning, not air that has been treated by an HVAC system) in them, which contributes to humidity levels.
The district also sought the advice of a third Engineering firm (DLB Associates, Eatontown) who concurred with the architect’s recommendations.
The district agrees with all three of these recommendations. The change in work does not significantly alter the timeline of the project; the architects are still moving forward on preparing the bids - they are just bidding different work than the work we originally designed. In fact, the board approved going out to bid for this work at its June 17th meeting.

We are planning to begin work over the summer – with an eye on completing the upgrade to the Automated Temperature Control system by the end of the summer and the installation of the new boilers before the end of 2014.
In the meantime, to continue to maintain a safe environment, our staff will continue to be vigilant in their daily inspections and in the use of cleaners and inhibitors, which have been very successful. We will continue all of our preventative measures, including manually manipulating our current HVAC system so it is running as efficiently and effectively as possible until we can implement our long-term solution.

We realize this has been a trying year for the Rosenauer families and staff members and we appreciate your patience.  The research, approvals and bidding process that this kind of work requires, combined with the complexities of trying to find the best solution to a difficult problem was certainly a challenge. However, we believe we have the best solution that will provide the best results for our Rosenauer community.

Michelle Richardson
Business Administrator/Board of Education Secretary

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Dear Rosenauer Families,

On behalf of the staff, I would like to congratulate the 5th grade class one more time and wish them all success at McAuliffe.  I will miss them, but they are ready to leave the nest and I truly believe they will shine in middle school.  To all returning students, I wish you a happy, healthy and safe summer.  Make sure to log onto the Raz-Kids, IXL Math and Destiny programs at least 2 hours a week.  (I have left last week’s summary of the program below for parents to reference.)  Read often and enjoy time with family and friends.  I look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.  Lastly, a special thanks to the parents and PTA for all their support this past year.  Rosenauer is a special place not because of the building, the curriculum or the town.  It is special because of the teachers who fill it, the students who attend it and the parents who support it.  We are a tight knit community who instill strong values into our children.  Thank you for all your support and have a wonderful summer.

In an effort to avoid the” Summer Slide,” I am proud to offer parents and students Rosenauer’s Summer Academic Program.  Details about this program were sent home with ALL Rosenauer students on Friday, June 20th, in a packet.  This packet is also available on-line in the backpack.  This program includes a continuation of the Raz-Kids program for literacy, a new IXL Math program and incorporates the Destiny library program.  These 3 internet based programs will help all students to keep their literacy and math skills sharp over the summer and help reduce the loss of important skills that tends to occur during a long break from school.  All students are encouraged to participate in the program.  I strongly recommend that students put aside at least 2 hours a week to participate in Raz-Kids and the IXL math program.  They should also choose and read at least two on-line books through the Destiny program over the summer.  All three programs are designed to track student participation.  Students with high participation in the program will be rewarded in the fall.  The PTA is partnering with the staff to create an assembly to provide prizes, certificates and possibly medals for those students who log the most hours.  Parents, this program is FREE and is guaranteed to help your child maintain the skills acquired throughout the school year.  Please get your children into the routine of logging on daily!



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