A construction update from Superintendent Paul Imhoff, Ed.D.
August is an exciting time in our district. Our students and staff return, and we get back to the important work of challenging and supporting every student, every step of the way.
This year, August also marks a major milestone in the implementation of the first phase of the facilities master plan for our schools. Our Board of Education has now finalized the GMP - guaranteed maximum price - for all six projects. Every project is on budget and on schedule.
The coming year will be a transformative one in our school district. By the fall of 2020, we will be welcoming students into a new Greensview Elementary School, a new Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School and a renovated Tremont Elementary School.
The following year will bring completion of the new Windermere Elementary School, the renovation and addition at Barrington Elementary School, and our amazing new high school facility.
These new facilities are an investment in our future in so many ways. They are a wise long-term financial investment, allowing our community to avoid the enormous costs associated with maintaining aging schools.
Even more importantly, these new facilities are an investment in the future of education in Upper Arlington. The larger spaces will provide the type of flexibility necessary to implement our new strategic plan and offer the highest quality education for the students of today and tomorrow. The new facilities will also accommodate our quickly growing enrollment
I encourage you to take some time to visit our website, www.uaschools.org/facilities
, for construction updates, progress photos and more about the projects in the first phase of the facilities master plan.