Current Conditions at Clark-Wilkins Elementary School

The current status and key issues

Clark Wilkins Mechanical Existing Conditions Summary

Key Issues at Wilkins

  • Space constraints are determining educational programming
  • Inadequate number of classrooms for current population
  • Four classrooms (approximately 80 students) are housed in portables that are nearing end of life
  • Inadequate space for special education and intervention services
  • Inadequate acoustical separation, particularly in special education areas
  • Dislocated grade levels due to space constraints
  • Classrooms without sinks
  • ADA accessibility issues, particularly restrooms
  • Several compromised fire walls
  • Poor air quality (due to older mechanical systems) resulting in highly variable temperatures in many rooms
  • Site paving at end of life
  • Lack of separate cafeteria and gymnasium spaces
  • Missing classrooms to accommodate target class sizes
  • Missing classrooms to accommodate 5th grade at the elementary level
  • All mechanical systems are at end-of-life, and need to be replaced
  • All plumbing systems are at end-of-life, and should be replaced with code-compliant systems
  • All electrical systems are inadequate for a modern technology rich school environment, and should be replaced
  • Emergency electrical systems are inadequate, as there is no generator
  • Lighting is at end-of-life, not energy efficient, and should be replaced
  • Two buildings cost more to maintain and staff

 

Key Issues at Clark

  • Inadequate number of classrooms on first floor require DOE variance- as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Improper egress – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Limited access to electricity in education areas – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Lack of Special Education space – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Lack of ADA accessible restrooms and clearances throughout- as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Undersized classrooms – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Lack of storage areas – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Lack of staff work areas – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Emergency electrical systems are inadequate, as there is no generator – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Constrained site not allowing for significant expansion¬†– as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • All electrical systems are inadequate for a modern technology rich school environment, and should be replaced – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • Two buildings cost more to maintain and staff – as it relates to school and current occupancy and occupation
  • All plumbing systems are at end-of-life, and should be replaced with code-compliant systems *Septic system was completed, interior piping has been replaced on first floor, continued maintenance required
  • All mechanical systems are at end-of-life, and need to be replaced
  • Poor air quality (due to older mechanical systems)¬† resulting in highly variable temperatures in many rooms *Recent control system upgrades have been made to help with this in interim
  • Inefficient exterior envelope (siding and lintels in masonry)

Clark-Wilkins Current Conditions Gallery 2021

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