As the school year is beginning to wind down, the Shawnee Public Schools Board of Education is preparing for completion of projects much easier done while students are out of class.

As the school year is beginning to wind down, the Shawnee Public Schools Board of Education is preparing for completion of projects much easier done while students are out of class.

At a special board meeting this week, Shawnee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. April Grace said a few things were put on hold, but several project bids were approved to begin this summer.

“Most of our progress will be made over the summer while kids are gone,” Brittany Watts, SPS Public Relations and Communications Coordinator, said.

Grace said things kicking off this summer will be:

• Stucker facility/safe rooms at the high school

• Science classrooms at the high school

• Parking at Will Rogers and Jefferson

• Security vestibules at Will Rogers and Jefferson

• Safe rooms at Jefferson

• HVAC at the high school

• ADA seating at Jim Thorpe Stadium

Grace said currently on hold are the Shawnee Baseball Complex and the Tennis and Jim Thorpe projects.

According to the agenda, bids for the baseball complex presented in early April were over budget.

“Drawings and plans are to be refined,” the recommendation reads.

The same was true for the tennis and Jim Thorpe projects.

“Drawings and plans are to be refined and rebid with the Phase III projects at the high school,” the agenda said. “The Jim Thorpe paving project is not in the bond; costs prohibit this project from being done at this time.”

Reaching completion are some of the items under construction during the school year.

“There has been progress on the security vestibules at several elementary schools that will be completed in the coming month or two,” Watts said.

Watch for updates.