This is intended as a primer on surviving a public-school construction project (new or renovation) in Pennsylvania.
At this writing, it appears that the State Legislature is pointing toward passing a new bill authorizing and regulating reimbursement for school construction projects.
One of the reasons often noted in favor of constructing a new school is the difficult logistics required to maintain operations while renovating any existing school building. There is no question that maintaining continuous occupancy while renovating takes an extra level of planning, safety and communication, but it is entirely achievable.
Did you ride the bus to school or walk? Was it easy and did you feel safe? How long did it take? Safe and timely school arrivals and departures are important. The first or last few minutes at school can set the tone for the rest of the day. Here are 10 circulation and separation ideas to help reduce physical conflicts and control risk.