Tri-County RVTHS will remain closed Wednesday,
January 28. No Adult Education classes will be held on Wednesday and the Children's Center will also be closed.
Construction continues on home built by Tri-County students
Students from several Career Programs continue to visit Beaver Court in Franklin each week as they continue construction on a home.
The Electrical Wiring Program plans to receive a rough inspection within the next week as they are nearly 90-percent done with wiring the home.
Carpentry students began putting up vinyl siding after building an addition to the home, making it a three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch.
The Plumbing and Hydronic Heating Program has made great progress. The students installed the home's boiler, baths, and pipes for the washer and dryer.
"This is a highly valuable opportunity for these students because in the world of construction, whether it's electricity, carpentry, plumbing, or even construction crafts, there is no better way to learn than to have an actual hands-on experience," said Glenn Jones, Electrical Wiring Technology instructor.
Tri-County students, in partnership with the Town of Franklin, began construction in April 2014. The Town of Franklin paid for the materials and transportation of the building in exchange for a house that meets affordable housing qualifications.
Juniors and seniors from the school's Carpentry, Electrical Wiring Technology, and Plumbing and Hydronic Heating programs are involved in the project under the guidance of their instructors.
During the initial phase of the project, students built a rough frame and installed a roof and windows. The foundation of the home was completed by a contractor. In October 2014, the home was transported from school grounds to its foundation on Beaver Court.
Franklin Building Inspector Lloyd "Gus" Brown oversees the project and pays weekly visits to the site to ensure the home is built according to the town's Building Code. The project is expected to be completed by the end of June 2015.
Bristol Community College is offering Tri-County juniors and seniors the chance to join their STEM Starter Academy. Participants will be able to take two college classes for free. Interested students should contact their guidance counselor to learn more and sign up. Classes begin February 2 so don't wait! Learn more: http://tinyurl.com/peuv4eg