CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: New Tech Campuses

Winton Woods City Schools is committed to communicating with and engaging our families and stakeholders throughout the process of creating new facilities—and new opportunities—for our students. The following is the most recent update:

NEED TO KNOWS:

  • State-approved Facility Master Plan calls for two new school facilities:
    • Grades K–6  built on Middle School Campus (Greenhills)
    • Grades 7–12 built on High School Campus (Forest Park)
  • Current intermediate school will possibly become the Preschool Village
  • New Tech innovative design plan – exterior and interior
  • Visits planned to schools built to support project-based learning and/or the New Tech model:
    • 12-6-16 – Ridgemont K–12 School (PBL-designed campus) in Mt. Victory, OH
    • 12-9-16 – Columbus (IN) Signature Academy (9–12) – New Tech/PBL-designed school campus
    •  TBD – Olyer K–12 School and the School for Creative & Performing Arts in Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Educational Visioning Information:
    •  State-approved school facility planners for educational visioning have been selected:
      • Frank Locker, Frank Locker Educational Planning
      • Jeff Parker, SHP Leading Design Architects
    •  Students’ Educational Visioning Sessions @ Winton Woods High School Media Center
      • February 15, 2017 @ 8:30-11:30 a.m.
      • March 1, 2017 @ 8:30-11:30 a.m.  
      • March 2, 2017 @ 8:30-11:30 a.m.  
    • Community Stakeholders’ Educational Visioning Sessions @ Winton Woods High School Media Center
      • February 15, 2017 @ 5:30–8:30 p.m.
      • February 21, 2017 @ 5:30–8:30 p.m.
      • March 2, 2017 @ 5:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) set to approve state funding on January 26, 2017
  • OFCC scheduled to allocate funds in February 2017, pending the January approval
  • OFCC and Winton Woods City Schools slated to select or verify design firm for project
  • Developing a land use plan led by the board of education
  • Forming Campus Design Teams for each site with extensive representation and community input
  • Campus Design Process to begin, following Educational Visioning and Design Firm Selection
  • Developing a Steering Committee (see Design Overview diagram below)
  • Re-evaluating swing space plans for the K–6 campus that will be built on the current middle school site
  • Considerations:
    • Restoring busing when the buildings are completed
    • Shared community spaces and potential partnerships for these spaces
    • Community Learning Centers (providing wrap-around services for students, families and community – e.g., vision, medical, dental, tutoring, etc.)

 DESIGN OVERVIEW

 

February 15, 2017

Community Visioning Session VIDEO
Press Release ARTICLE

February 21, 2017
Community Visioning Session VIDEO

March 2, 2017
Community Visioning Session VIDEO

Student Visioning Session PHOTOS