St. Michael’s Elementary students will be under the protection of a new fire suppression sprinkler system, following the completion of a recently awarded contract that will also see the removal of asbestos from the Stephenville Crossing school.
The $2.4 million tender was awarded to Brook Construction of Corner Brook.
The asbestos currently poses no hazard to students but the sprinkler installation requires the removal of the fore-proofing material, according to a provincial Department of Education news release.
The work is expected to begin in early to mid-June, continuing through the summer and through the 2012-13 school year.
The school was opened in 1976.
Since 2004, over $3.6 million has spent on infrastructure upgrades at the school, including new roofing and windows as well as interior and exterior renovations.