On Tuesday, the planning team met to review 5 potential options for the layout of the building. Preferred design concepts from multiple options were favored to be incorporated into fewer options to be presented at the next meeting. The building will have three academic sections, one for sixth grade, one for grades 7/8 math and a science classes, and one for grades 7/8 english and social studies. Potential site plans were also reviewed by the team.
On Wednesday, district officials met with officials from OFCC, Schorr Architects, and our construction management firm, Summit/Resource International, for the organizational kickoff meeting. The responsibilities for all parties throughout the project were reviewed in depth. Potential timelines were established for both junior high projects. For Thomas Ewing, the team is looking to break ground this fall in order to get a head start on preparing the site. For General Sherman, the groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2018. The tentative opening for the buildings is for the start of the 2020-21 school year.