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Weston School on target for re-opening
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The reconstruction taking place at Weston Elementary School appears on schedule for completion by the start of the next school year.

“So far we’re right on track,” said Khushroo Gheyara, Chief Executive Officer of Program Management Integration during the recent Ripon Unified school board meeting.

He was cautiously optimistic about the current timeline.

PMI makes up the lease-lease back team consisting of general contractor CT Brayton & Sons and the architectural services of Timothy P. Huff & Associates.

The same group is working concurrently on the design plan for Colony Oak Elementary School, which, along with Weston, is part of the voter-approved $25.2 million bond measure from 2012.

If all goes accordingly, Colony Oak reconstruction could begin as soon as the summer of 2016. The design plans here could start to take shape by next month, Gheyara said.

Weston, meanwhile, has been shaping up.

The program update as presented by Gheyara was as followed:

uConstruction has been on schedule for the new classrooms, new gymnasium, and administration building for modernization.

uUnderground utilities have been completed and the building slabs on grade have been poured for both the classroom wings and the new gym, with all three structures now out of the ground with interior electrical, plumbing, windows and walkways installation.

uThe existing administration building / Multi-Purpose Room have been completely gutted. The new walls, electrical, plumbing and insulation has been completed and sheet rock is currently being installed.

“What CT Brayton does is build up the walls as the concrete foundation settles,” he added.

Completion for the entire project is scheduled for July, in time for an August re-opening.