OXFORD — Work continues this summer on renovations to SAD 17 school buildings, ranging from new heating systems to new windows.

“It’s great to be able to get this done,” Facilities Director David Marshall said.

The work is being paid for through a $1.1 million state Revolving Renovation Fund program that the district received in 2008. Sixty percent of the money is from the state and the rest is locally financed through a no-interest loan, Marshall said.

“It’s a great deal,” he said.

The grant has been used to address health, safety, the Americans with Disabilities Act and air quality issues in buildings. The projects are part of a 10-year capital improvement plan.

This summer, general contractor Bancroft Corp. of Paris and its crews are working on some of the projects, including installation of a new heating and ventilation system at the Agnes Gray Elementary School in West Paris. The cost is pegged at $200,000, Marshall said.

At other schools, crews are upgrading fire alarm systems and installing a new air ventilation and heating system at Oxford Hills Middle School in Paris. That cost is $421,000

At Guy E. Rowe Elementary School in Norway, new bathrooms are being installed, along with other upgrades.

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