The Penn Yan Central School capital project is more than 52 percent complete, and most of the project will be done in time for the school year opening in September. The completion of the new bus garage, anticipated for October, will spell the completion of the entire $15.2 million project, which was approved by voters in 2016.
Some staff and members of the board of education took a tour of the new bus garage before the May 8 board meeting. While there is still much to complete in the building’s interior, they were able to see the wash bay, service bays where lifts have been installed, and parts delivery and storage on the building’s ground level. On the street level of the building, they saw the basic layout for office space, restrooms, and the break room and training space which has an expansive view of the athletic field which is being resurfaced as part of the project.
The structure that contained the previous bus garage was demolished, leaving a portion being refurbished as the district’s maintenance headquarters.
Until the new garage is complete, maintenance work is being done at the Marcus Whitman facility, and the transportation director is housed in a temporary office next to the Elementary School, according to Superintendent Howard Dennis.