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OREM HIGH REMODELING AND CONSTRUCTION GET APPROVAL WITH WORK TO BEGIN IN JUNE

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Construction of a new administration building and remodeling at Orem High School should be under way by June now that the Alpine Board of Education has approved project plans and given the go-ahead to secure bids.

Remodeling at Orem High is estimated to cost $1.5 million with administration building construction costing about $1.7 million, said project architect Craig Wilson, of Edwards & Daniels Associates of Salt Lake City.The project - which adds six new rooms and other specialty rooms - will provide space for 600 to 700 more students.

The plan includes construction of a counseling area and art room in the courtyard, a biology lab in the science wing, two new classrooms in the D wing and two resource areas and four classrooms near the physical education complex.

The unified studies area will be remodeled to create three large classrooms, the little theater will be remodeled to four classrooms and the little theater will be moved into part of the vocational education shop.

The new administration building will be built next to the old American Fork Junior High School, 100 E. 600 North. With a total of 24,924 square feet, the two-story facility will accommodate about 70 employees.

The building will house mostly offices, several conference rooms, a board room and a printing shop on the lower level. The lower level will be finished and available for storage until future expansion is needed.

The exterior will be red brick with concrete color banding and a metal roof to coordinate with the brick color.

Bid openings on the projects will be May 18, with the board most likely awarding the bid in its May 22 meeting.

The work is scheduled to be completed in August 1991.

The district will pay for the construction projects from a capital reserves fund and from surplus property sales.