Master Facilities Plan Phase 1 - Middle School Construction
Construction Update (September 2020)
Worthingway Middle School:
The bar joist and roof decking at the two-story classroom addition is now complete, and allows for many activities to commence on the interior building components. The exterior brick veneer is nearly completed on both the one and two story additions. Site work on the North bus loop has continued with installations of the storm water runoff retention system, as well as curbs and sidewalks. The floor slab has been placed, and new masonry interior and exterior walls have started at the new front entrance addition.
Perry/Phoenix Middle School:
The bar joist and roof deck installations at the two-story classroom addition were completed in August, and roofing installations are now nearly complete. The one-story addition connecting the two-story instructional space addition has also received joist, and roof decking roof penetrations are being prepared for HVAC units. The new hydronic HVAC piping systems installations continue on the existing Gym roof and adjacent existing roof areas. The brick veneer was installed at the new Auxiliary Gym as well as he two-story and one-story additions.
McCord Middle School:
The project office trailer has been established. The site construction fence and stabilized construction entrance have been installed to begin the work. Site demolition and clearing has begun, and the coordination for utility removal and relocations continued through the month of August.
Kilbourne Middle School:
The process for subcontractor procurement continues, while the updated site logistics plans were shared with the building staff and City of Worthington officials. All plans have been finalized for an early September installation of the project site office trailer, site fence and laydown, and temporary parking areas.
As part of the district's Master Facilities Plan, a community-driven task force recommended the expansion of middle school buildings and a change in grade configuration to create 6th - 8th grade middle schools. It was also decided to move one elementary school from the TWHS feeder pattern to WKHS to balance enrollment in those buildings. Voters in the Worthington City School District approved a bond issue in November 2018 which will yield $89 million to ensure that we have the capacity in all of our schools to keep up with our district’s student growth. Half of the Issue 9 funds will be used to rebuild Perry and Worthingway middle schools, and to renovate Kilbourne and McCord middle schools for all 6th-grade through 8th-grade students.
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October 15, 2019 Meeting Video
PHASE 1 - Organize for Success
December 2017 - March 2018
PHASE 2 - Communicate & Gather Feedback
April 2018 - November 2018
PHASE 3 - Create Middle School Master Schedule
December 2018 - May 2019
PHASE 4 - Staffing and Professional Learning
June 2019 - June 2020