Master Facilities Plan Phase 1 - Middle School Construction
Construction Updates (January 2021)
Worthingway Middle School:
The classrooms at the two-story addition have received all floor finishes and new casework. The suspended acoustical ceilings and light fixtures have been installed in all classrooms. The new front entrance clerestory ceiling is framed and the majority of drywall is complete and being prepared for acoustic ceilings. The new kitchen also has all drywall finishes complete and the epoxy floor finishes are being applied. The drywall installation is nearly complete and lighting is being installed at the new main office. The new elevator was delivered and installation began in December and will be completed in January.
Perry/Phoenix Middle School:
The one and two-story classroom additions south of the existing school were completed and turned over for the district to move the Phoenix MS, Rockbridge and Worthington Academy into the new additions. The work leading up to the turnover included completing the elevator installation, remaining painting and cosmetic finishes followed by moving of all furnishings into the new space. The new Auxiliary Gym was converted into a temporary library and teaching and practice space for the music program. The construction continued in the new front entrance addition with MEP rough-ins to prepare for drywall installations in the next month. The upcoming renovation space was prepared for asbestos remediation as part of the phase 2 portion of work.
McCord Middle School:
The foundation and footings were completed and all crews have been installing the new masonry shell walls for the new addition. This work included all mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins for the new walls. All underground plumbing and electric were also installed, followed by the poring of the majority of the slab-on-grade. Work also continued in the existing electrical room to add all new panel boards and electrical pathways serving the new addition as well as for future renovations. The mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection coordination process is now complete and ready for installation.
Kilbourne Middle School:
The concrete footings and building foundations started and will be completed next month. The exterior masonry walls for the new addition commenced and will also be completed in January 2021. As the walls go vertical, all mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins are installed accordingly. The final gas meter connections were made and any remaining concrete foundation walls were demolished and removed after relocating the gas utilities. The school cafeteria remains in full operation as the adjacent work continues.
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 for Phase I. 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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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