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:
The district also sought the advice of a third Engineering firm (DLB Associates, Eatontown) who concurred with the architect’s recommendations.
- 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 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.
Business Administrator/Board of Education Secretary
Dear Jackson Families:
Enrollment for the 2014-2015 JACKSON CHILD CARE ACADEMY
Child Care Program has begun. To register, please visit the
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Please note that in order for your child(ren) to attend Child Care
on the first day of school, September 3, 2014, payment and the
registration form must be submitted and received by the
Child Care offices (located in at the Goetz School – Trailer “I”)
no later than Friday, August 15th
If you have any questions about our programs and would like
to speak to someone directly, please visit the link above for
an email link and/or call the Child Care offices directly at
(732) 833-4677 OR (732)833-4637.
Please remember that the LAST day for registration to ensure
child care placement for the FIRST day of school is August 15th.
Registration information/requests/payments received after that
date will NOT be able to start child care services until the
SECOND or THIRD week of school. Due to safety and
procedural concerns, exceptions WILL NOT be made regarding
this deadline of August 15th.
Jackson Childcare Academy
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Jackson Township School District
Jackson, NJ 08527
Tel- 732- 833-4600
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