Warrant Article 3


Shall the Pelham School District vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Hundred, Fifty-Six Thousand, Nine Hundred and Thirty-One ($556,931.00) dollars for the redesign, and construction of security and structural improvements to the entrances of the Pelham Elementary School and the Pelham Memorial School?  (Majority vote required).

Recommended by the School Board

Recommended by the Budget Committee

EXPLANATION:  Two years ago, the district collaborated with the NH Office of Homeland Security to conduct a security audit at all three schools to give recommendations to increase security measures to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors.  This warrant article completes the primary recommendations from this audit by proposing to upgrade the entrances to Pelham Elementary School (PES) and Pelham Memorial School (PMS).  The completion of this work will enhance the security at both PES and PMS for students and staff.  This warrant amount includes project costs to modify these entrance to facilitate a safer and more controlled access plan for each school. 

 The construction costs for the PES entrance is estimated at approximately $59,592 and PMS entrance at $497,339.  As is noted in the figures below, the safety measures at PMS will require an extensive renovation, but will also address the ADA accessibility deficits that currently exist in the nurse’s office.

Before and After Pics of Both entrance renovations.

PSD File,
Jan 23, 2017, 8:55 AM