The Lancaster School Board has given

the green light to a heating project for

the Winskill Elementary School.

If you recall, earlier this year it was

discovered the piping for the steam

heating system at the school is deteriorating.

So the project was put on a fast track to

be completed this Summer while school

is out.

Approved by the Lancaster School Board

is a bid of just under $620,000 by

Control Solutions of Madison.

The project calls for the system to be converted

from steam to hot water heat, for univents

and control systems to be replaced in the

classrooms, piping in the building and

piping in the tunnels to be replaced, and

for three new furnaces. The work will

be done in the two buildings that make up

the Winskill Elementary School.

No work will be done to the heating

system of the Annex Building which is

attached to the Winskill Building.


When the heating project was first

discussed, it was thought that the

roofing project at the Lancaster Middle

School would have to be delayed.

But that’s not the case as the Lancaster

School Board has approved a contract with

Geisler Brothers of Dubuque to replace

the roof of the middle school building.

District Administrator Rob Wagner says

about half of the roof will be replaced this

year, with the rest of the work next Summer.

Wagner says the areas that leak badly will

be taken care of this year, starting with the

building’s south side above the office and

near the circle driveway.

Work should start next month. The cost

of the project for this year is just over




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