Master Facilities Plan Phase 1 - Middle School Construction

  • Construction Update (May 2020)

    Worthingway Middle School:
    The two story addition 85% of all CMU masonry walls constructed on the exterior and interior corridors walls. This allows for steel lintel beams to be installed to carry all precast plank that will compose the second floor level. All masonry walls have been roughed-in for electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and technology components. The electrical and plumbing underground were completed, as was slab-on-grade preparations.

    Perry/Phoenix Middle School:
    The building pad in the two-story area was completed in early April. The cast-in-place foundation footings commenced and continued throughout multiple areas including the new Auxiliary Gym, and was 85% complete by months’ end. Construction on the new above ground masonry walls has begun in the new Auxiliary Gym with all associated electrical, plumbing, and technology rough-ins during April.

    McCord Middle School:
    Schorr Architects submitted the 90% Construction Documents on April 15, 2020, and Ruscilli issued the documents for bids. They are expected to be received the first week of May. Site logistics and phasing coordination on for that work continues and will be finalized in May.

    Kilbourne Middle School:
    Schorr Architects is continuing with the development of Construction Documents. Submission of the 90% Construction Documents is anticipated by Ruscilli on May 27, 2020. Ruscilli and the design team are also evaluating site logistics and phasing coordination on for that site as well.

    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.

    If you have any additional thoughts or suggestions, you can email them to our Director of Business Services, Jeff Eble at

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

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