WOODLAND PARK, NJ - New windows are being installed in the Charles Olbon Elementary School gymnasium, replacing 52-year-old glass block section panels. Work began last week and is expected to be completed this week.
The Woodland Park Board of Education had approved a contract to SLS Construction LLC for $34,452 to replace the windows on April 24. The project is funded out of the 2017-2018 school budget.
"The new windows will be able to open, providing fresh air and cross ventilation in the all purpose room," said Charles Olbon Principal Giovanna Irizarry.
The six glass block sections were installed when the building was built in 1965, according to Board of Education Business Administrator Thomas DiFluri. They let daylight into the gym, however they do not vent, thus overheating the gym.
"The new windows will be able to open and provide ventilation," he said. "The new windows are also insulated and have a special coating to improve energy efficiency. They will also look a lot better."