CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: New Tech Campuses

ebruary 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

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.

Update as of April 7, 2017

 

OVERALL FACILITY MASTER PLAN

  • Grades K–6 built on Middle School Campus (Greenhills)
  • Grades 7–12 built on High School Campus (Forest Park)
  • Current Intermediate School to possibly become a Preschool Village

 

CURRENT

  • Construction set to begin as early as Fall 2018 and as late as Spring 2019 following comprehensive school design phase and stakeholder engagement
  • Expected opening date for both new school campuses set for Spring 2021
  • New Tech innovative design plan – exterior and interior
  • Completed Educational Visioning Report expected beginning of May 2017
  • Winton Woods City Schools and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) select the Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) construction delivery model for both new campuses
  • Winton Woods City Schools and the OFCC score, rank, interview and co-select all design firm proposals on or about May 11, 2017
  • Design firm selection announcement scheduled for May 15, 2017
  • Winton Woods City Schools and the OFCC reach and approve a Project Agreement, May 2017
  • Construction Manager at Risk Request for Proposal document being prepared at this time, release date estimated to be April 14, 2017
  • Winton Woods City Schools and the OFCC score, rank, interview and co-select all CMR firm proposals on or about July 10, 2017
  • Construction Manager at Risk selection announcement expected by July 17, 2017
  • Board approval of Program of Requirements (POR) for design by August 2017
  • Comprehensive campus design process period begins with extensive community and stakeholder involvement and engagement, starting about September 2017
  • Land Use Plan led by the board of education being developed
  • Campus Design Teams formed for each new campus with extensive representation and community input – estimate June 2017 or shortly thereafter to re-engage this process
  • Campus Design Process to begin, following Educational Visioning and Design Firm Selection
  • Steering Committee developed (see Design Overview diagram below)
  • Re-evaluation of the swing space plans for the K–6 campus that will be built on the current middle school site

 

FUTURE 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.)

 

COMPLETED

  • Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) approved state funding on January 26, 2017
  • OFCC Controlling Board authorized the allocation of funds for the state matching share of new school construction on February 27, 2017
  • Request for Proposal (RFQ) for design services released by the OFCC and Winton Woods City Schools on March 24, 2017
  • Site visits conducted 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
    • 2-23-17 – Oyler K–12 School in Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) – model Community Learning Center
    • 2-23-17 – School for Creative and Performing Arts in CPS – theaters and fine arts space
    • 2-23-17 – Taft Information High School – green building design – LEED Platinum
    • 3-20-17 – Trotwood-Madison High School in Dayton, OH – Athletic spaces
  • Community Educational Visioning sessions facilitated by two state-approved school facility planners:
    • Frank Locker, Frank Locker Educational Planning 
    • Jeff Parker, SHP Leading Design Architects
  • Students’ Educational Visioning Sessions held on February 15, March 1, and March 2, 2017
  • Community Stakeholders’ Educational Visioning Sessions held on February 15, February 21, and March 2, 2017