Update planned today on future of Bolton High School’s iconic windows


Multiple options are being considered regarding Bolton High School’s windows, according to an update planned for today’s School Board Dist. 62 meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. at the system office on Beauregard Street. Also meeting this afternoon are the Education, Finance and Personnel committees.

Supt. Jeff Powell will give Dist. 62 members an update on bond issue projects that include Bolton and other schools.

Materials posted with the committee agenda indicate bids are expected in late October for Bolton Phase 1 — roofs, windows, bathrooms, etc – with construction under way by Thanksgiving. Completion is anticipated by next August.

According to the materials, “multiple options regarding repair, replacement, minimal cosmetic upgrades of all windows” are being considered.

“All work will be consistent and approved via historical preservation and will not jeopardize historic status,” the update stipulates.

Retaining the school’s iconic century-old facade has been the objective of a whirlwind campaign since it was learned a few weeks ago the windows might be in jeopardy.

The windows issue comes as the school, opened on Vance Avenue in 1926, prepares for transition to a pre K-12 campus.

Its renovation is only a portion of a substantive bond issue approved by the district’s voters.