Olmsted Falls Board of Education members were joined by members of the OFHS Construction Team this week to celebrate progress on the much-needed expansion and renovation project currently underway at Olmsted Falls High School.
The group gathered ahead of the regular monthly Board of Education meeting on October 19th for a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the approval of the first significant site work package for the project – which includes site work related to building pads, construction roads, and underground utility services (electric, water, sanitary sewer) for the building expansions.
To mark this significant progress point, the Board members gathered together with representatives from the OFHS Construction Team to break ground in the south courtyard, where the largest portion of the expansion will take place. OFHS Construction Team members joining the Olmsted Falls Board of Education for this ceremonial event included representatives from Olmsted Falls City School District administration, Turner Construction (the construction management company for the OFHS project), and Architectural Vision Group, Ltd. (the architectural firm for the OFHS project).
Olmsted Falls City School District continues to be very appreciative of the community’s support in maintaining the ongoing excellence of our school system. The much-needed expansion and renovations underway at OFHS are thanks to the support of voters, who passed the zero additional taxes bond issue last November to fund the project. Funds from this ballot issue are allowing the district to build additional classrooms and complete important upgrades at OFHS, as well as make important repairs and maintenance to schools across the district. By law, these funds cannot be used on school salaries or administration.
An extended update on OFHS construction project will be included the upcoming State of the Schools event scheduled for this Monday, October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School Media Center. All staff members, students, families and community residents are invited and encouraged to attend!
The school district looks forward to a community celebration of the new high school facility at the completion of the project, which is currently scheduled for fall 2018.
As always, any residents with questions about the OFHS construction project or overall maintenance of schools across the district are encouraged to call the district office at 440-427-6000 or email Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.