First Looks Offered For Renovations At Pottsgrove High

An exterior view of the proposed new front entrance to Pottsgrove High School, presented Tuesday to the district Board of School Directors

An exterior view of the proposed new front entrance to Pottsgrove High School as it faces Kaufman Road, presented Tuesday to the district Board of School Directors

POTTSTOWN PA – In a highly graphic and in some cases three-dimensional presentation Tuesday (April 23, 2013) to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors, the public got its first look at renovations proposed for Pottsgrove High School on Kauffman Road, which could be constructed during the next three years at a suggested total cost of about $28.6 million.

The show by KCBA Architects of Hatfield PA was almost two hours long and included a question-and-answer session with board members and their audience. It was not intended to be comprehensive, KCBA Principal of Project Development Michael Kelly noted, but instead reflected three months’ of the firm’s research into what was not only possible but cost-efficient in addressing building space and curriculum needs.

The board took no immediate action on the presentation. Another meeting and KCBA-led discussion, planned to answer more public questions about the renovations, is scheduled by the board for Monday (April 29) at 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

  • Editor’s Note: The Post is producing a more complete story on the renovation discussions and potential financing for the project. It is expected to be published by Thursday or earlier. Until then, what follows are photos taken of KCBA’s slide presentation, to give those who did not attend Tuesday’s meeting an admittedly limited sense of what’s under consideration.

High School Main Entrance

A view of the current Kauffman Road entrance and the location of high school administrative offices

A view of the current Kauffman Road entrance and the location of high school auditorium and administrative offices

A proposed renovation of the entrance, which includes a secure vestibule

A proposed renovation of the entrance, which includes a secure vestibule, a relocated suite for the school nurse, relocated guidance staff offices, and re-sized administrative suite

High School Library

A view of the interior space of the current high school library, and adjacent cafeteria spaces

A view of the interior space of the current high school library, and adjacent cafeteria spaces

A proposed renovatio of the library, which showcases the facility from the lobby

A proposed renovation of the library showcases the facility as seen from the lobby. It also allows space for two large group instruction (LGI) rooms, relocated offices for special education, and a television studio and production suite

High School Classrooms (First Floor)

A view of the current classroom spaces available on the first floors of Pottsgrove twin classroom wings

Current classroom spaces available on the first floors of Pottsgrove twin classroom wings

 

Proposed renovation of the classrooms would include "bump-outs" of new flexible classrooms on both wings that offer space for technology and laboratory use

Proposed renovation of the wings would include “bump-outs” of new flexible classrooms on both that provide space for technology and laboratory use

A close-up view of how the added flexible classrooms might be configured

A close-up view of how the added flexible classrooms might be configured

Project Costs

A summary of costs for the proposed project as presented, provided by KCBA

A summary of costs for the proposed project as presented, provided by KCBA

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