Building Our Future:
Pre K-5 Facility
January/February, 2020: Facilities Update
Oberlin City Schools PreK-5 facilities project is currently on time with our construction schedule. We want to assure the community that the district is in great financial shape to complete the building. This is due to the support of the community passing the Bond in November. The district will continue to pursue grant opportunities to produce cost savings and sustainability initiatives.
The Board of Education has approved the Design and Development (DD) phase of the project. Design and Development Phase is defined as the following - Transitional phase of an architect/engineer (A/E) services in which the design moves from the schematic phase to the contract document phase. In this phase, the A/E prepares drawings and other presentation documents to crystallize the design concept and describe it in terms of architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural systems.
Over the last two months, our Facilities Team has been working with the city on securing permits, negotiating pricing, preparing for bids, engaging in meetings with community agencies like the Environmental Dashboard and Cable CoOp, and seeking sustainability and educational grant opportunities.
This month we want to share with you a virtual tour of the new PreK-5 Facility. This is not a completed project. We will add some additional items later to the design, pending cost.
December, 2019: Facilities Update
The Oberlin City School Board of Education approved the configuration and materials for the exterior of the building at the December meeting. This is illustrated below in a slideshow.
If you drive by Oberlin High School now, you will see some new site construction occurring. The Oberlin High School stadium home bleachers and tennis courts were removed as part of the early construction site plan. The Facilities Team is preparing the site to begin additional construction.
The High School parking lot will remain open until March/April. This will allow community members, staff, and students to utilize the parking lot during winter events. In March/April, the district will close part of the parking lot to begin the second construction phase of the PreK-5 facility. We will have temporary parking established during this phase of the project.
The district is working with Efficiency Smart (https://www.efficiencysmart.org) to analyze our PreK-5 plans for additional energy cost savings. This is a free service. Efficiency Smart has worked with many Oberlin projects to achieve cost savings.
Once again, we would like to remind our community that Park St. will remain open throughout the construction project.