$17M School Project starts in Riverside
By LISA HELEM Burlington County Times
The addition will house first through fifth grades and is expected to be complete by next September, in time for the start of a new school year, officials said. It will house classrooms, a computer lab, a media center and a cafeteria, among other new areas.Other parts of the project include last month's demolition of an antiquated annex and 76 new parking spaces on Grant Street.Stadium lights for the River-side High School football field, were completed in time for the varsity football team to play its first night game two weeks ago.
Other plans include renovations to all district buildings, new lockers
for the middle school and renovations to the high school cafeteria and
auditorium. That portion of the project is scheduled to go out to bid
by mid-October.Taxpayers approved the project during a March 11 referendum.
They will cover $7.8 million of the $17 million cost. The state Economic
Development Authority is funding the re-maining $9.2 million.