West Carrollton City Schools News Article

Building for a Better Tomorrow

Thanks to our school district voters, we are excited to begin the planning process of four new school buildings. Phase 1 will be the design and construction of two new buildings. A prekindergarten through first grade building will be constructed at the current Walter Shade site and a building to house 5th and 6th grade students will be constructed at the current C. F. Holliday site.

 

The design process will include input from the community, parents, students and staff. We know that new buildings can fit onto current sites without displacing students and the exterior look of the schools is important to the neighborhood where they will be. Playgrounds, parking and traffic patterns are also components of the exterior planning process. Interior designs for each school will focus on students and providing optimal learning environments. Safety and security for students and staff will be part of the design.

 

We have already received input from alumni and community members who would like to see some of the history of our current buildings be a part of the new schools. We welcome those ideas and look forward to future community forums to discuss the design of the Phase 1 buildings. It will take about two years of design and construction before the Phase 1 buildings are open, then we will begin Phase 2.

 

Phase 2 will be construction of a school housing grades 2 through 4 and the construction of a 7th through 12th grade campus. The grades 2 through 4 building will be at the same site as the prekindergarten through first grade building. The 7th through 12th grade campus will be at the current High School site. The campus will be one building, but Middle School and High School students will be house separately. Community input will again be a vital part of the design process for Phase 2 as we work together to determine what the buildings will look like and what works best for students.

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