Caroline High School

OWPR, Inc. is coordinating a meeting with County Planning to review the requirement for the cable guardrail. It is anticipated that this item will be brought back to the Planning Commission in it’s April meeting for further review. OWPR, Inc. has received a second round of comments from DEQ regarding the storm water design. The two comments are requesting additional information pertaining to water quantity and drainage channels. OWPR, Inc. is in the process of contacting DEQ to get a better understanding of the additional information requested. There were no comments from DEQ on the storm water quality which is very good news.

Signed and sealed final drawings and specifications will be delivered to the Building Officials Office and Mr. Geoffrey Honan’s office on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Madison Elementary School

At the March 16, 2105 School Board meeting, OWPR informed the School Board that to meet DEQ storm water requirements, pervious pavers would need to be added in place of asphalt in the new visitor parking lot and drop off lane. OWPR, Inc. expressed two concerns with doing this:

1. Snow removal on pervious paver lots can be more difficult.

2. Adding the pervious pavers could add hundreds of thousands of dollars to the project cost.

An alternative to adding the pervious pavers would be to pull the gravel emergency egress access road out of this project. By doing so, it substantially reduces the amount of impervious area that must be included in the calculations and will therefore allow us to use conventional asphalt at the visitor parking lot and drop off lane. The gravel emergency access lane can be done at a later date as a separate project and because it disturbs less than an acre of land, additional storm water management will not be required. The School Board agreed to do the emergency access road as a separate project at a later date.

Signed and sealed final drawings and specifications will be delivered to the Building Officials Office and Mr. Geoffrey Honan’s office on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Bowling Green Elementary School

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, a pre-installation meeting was held for the new terrazzo floors that are scheduled to be installed over the polished concrete floors in the summer of 2015. The terrazzo floor installer will install a large scale sample mock-up of the new terrazzo at one of the side exit hallways at the rear of the school. If the School Board approves the sample mock-up, the remaining terrazzo should be installed and finished by July 15, 2015.


A special meeting of the Caroline County School Board will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the conference room at the School Board Office for the purpose of meeting with the Virginia School Boards Association to review superintendent applications. This closed session meeting will be followed by an open meeting at approximately 12:30 p.m. to discuss the status of the CHS and MES construction projects.

We are saddened by the tragic loss of one of our Caroline High School students on yesterday evening. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends. In an effort to help students tomorrow, school counselors and local clergy members will be available to students who need their services. In addition, we are working with the Caroline County Sheriff’s Department to have additional deputies at the schools.