Master Facilities Plan Phase 1 - Middle School Construction
Construction Updates (October 2020)
Worthingway Middle School:
The interior classroom partitions and MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) rough-ins at the two-story classroom addition are now in progress, as well as installation of metal stairs. Temporary doors and windows were installed to create a watertight condition for those one and two story additions. The site work on the north bus loop has been paved, striped and turned over for bus traffic and staff parking use. Steel erection and roof decking is complete at the new front entrance addition. The interior renovations continue at the kitchen and cafeteria areas, as well as miscellaneous finishes in corridors and classrooms.
Perry/Phoenix Middle School:
The roofing installations are now nearly complete at the one and two-story additions. The sprayed fire resistive material has been applied to the underside of decking now that these additions are watertight and ready for subsequent interior finish activities. The new hydronic HVAC piping systems installations are complete on the existing Gym roof. The brick veneer is complete at the one and two-story additions. The electrical room addition and the mechanical equipment area enclosure started in September and will be ongoing for the next month.
McCord Middle School:
The site utilities relocation process continued through September, with new electrical and communications duct banks as required. The new addition building pad was installed, and all erosion control measures were set in place last month. The clearing and grading activities started at the new bus parking in front of the building.
Kilbourne Middle School:
The construction site was prepared for all temporary measures including fencing, gates and signage as coordinated with the district. The temporary construction laydown and parking areas were completed, fenced in and ready for start up activities. The Kilbourne team established the one-way vehicle traffic plan and all jersey barriers. All temporary traffic pattern change signage were deployed at the end of September. The storm water replacement piping was installed, as well as the new building pad for 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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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