Master Facilities Plan Phase 1 - Middle School Construction
Construction Updates (March 2021)
Worthingway Middle School:
The final phase of the Worthingway project is now under construction. Asbestos abatement has been completed and contractors are approximately 75% complete with all interior demolition of the remaining building to the east of the campus. The east half of the existing building has been demolished and foundations removed making way for a new façade wall capping the east elevation. The installation of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems are being installed in the ceiling spaces. All trenching and underground sanitary drainage systems are also being performed as part of the final renovation phase. Site work has begun in the area where the building has been removed and will continue through the summer months.
Perry/Phoenix Middle School:
The majority of all new drywall, acoustic ceilings and painting have been completed in the new front entrance and administrative office addition. Work in that area continues as the vaulted clerestory is being prepared for composite metal panels. The majority of all selective demolition has been performed. Interior foundations and slabs were placed to carry the new structural steel frame that will shape the new student commons area, which also includes a clerestory feature. Other areas under full renovation include the kitchen, serving line areas and 12 existing classrooms. New spaces being retrofitted in the existing space include the multi-use studio space, a mechanical room and a project lab. The final addition at the media center has also received structural steel and the roof frame was prepared for a new slab on grade.
McCord Middle School:
The majority of all brick and cast stone veneer is complete at the new 15 classroom addition. The structural steel installation has also been completed at the new addition. The roofing system is scheduled to be complete at the months end. All interior mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems are currently being installed in the ceiling spaces in the new addition. The courtyard concrete pavement was placed and protected. Contractors commenced with the demolition of the existing music instructional areas that will become the new dining area and will continue through the summer.
Kilbourne Middle School:
The load bearing masonry walls were completed and the stone and brick veneer commenced during March. The structural steel frame was completed for the second floor and roof in addition to the second floor slab on deck being placed. The new roofing system started and will be completed next month. Work continues with all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection installations within the interior space of the new addition
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