LITTLE SILVER, NJ: The $17.3 million dollar expansion and field renovation at the Red Bank Regional High School continues to make progress that voters approved by referendum back in December of 2018.
$15.5m was allocated for a new roof, addition of ten classrooms and remodeling of the media center. Replacement of the sports field with artificial turf and the addition of a new concession stand with restrooms added another $1.8m. A total of $4.9m of State aid was secured.
The Woodward Construction Company of Matawan was awarded an $8.1m contract for the major addition.
The metal wall studs are up, grinders are screaming, sending an array of sparks as the seams on the metal stairs are smoothed out. Miles of piping and wiring being run, tons of concrete has been poured. To the layman, it looks like general chaos that one sees in a major construction project, but the pros know how to choreographic it to move it forward and get it done.
“Men are sheet rocking inside; we’re setting stone getting ready for the brick. Roofers are coming at the end of the week, and then the electricians can get started with the major work. We built the new concession stand; ceiling is being sheet rocked and then we’ll install the doors. They tell us we’re ahead of schedule,” commented brothers Shawn and Casey Reilly of Woodward Construction.
RBR High School has one of the best, if not the best, “4 Year Academies” that accepts both students that are in-district, (Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury), and tuition students from out-of-district.
These students apply for one of five, four-year Career and Technical Education Programs: Visual and Performing Arts Academy, Academy of Information Technology, Academy of Engineering, Academy of Finance and the Academy of Early Childhood Education.
The tuition from the out-of-district students are expected to help pay a significant portion towards the cost of the project.
“Our project is on target to meet construction deadlines. When complete we will have state-of-the-art academic spaces and upgrades to our athletic facilities. We are excited to make these new resources available to our staff and students,” said Dr. Louis Moore, RBR Superintendent.
Take a look at the carousel of pictures to see the progress and the future
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