Renderings of the Middle School
Recently, one of the most frequently asked questions about the bond issue centers on where students will be housed should the bond issue pass. The Board of Education and administration are committed to preparing and implementing a logistics plan and a schedule that will ensure student safety and maintain a positive learning environment.
Discussion and brainstorming has already begun as Middle School staff members are envisioning the details of what this transition period will entail should the bond issue pass. Options are being explored regarding using other venues within Wyoming. One of the considerations is to house students in modular buildings. The modular buildings units of today offer a better classroom environment than our current Middle School Building, especially due to better HVAC, are larger in size and have full technology capabilities.
Examples of modular unit classrooms
The Board of Education has voted to proceed with placing a 4.79 mill, 37 year, $25 million bond issue on the ballot currently anticipated on March 6, 2012. The purpose of this levy will be to renovate and expand the current Middle School.
Know Your Schools provides details.
To see the presentation of the Middle School Renovation/ Addition concept presented at the Community Meeting on
October 19, click here.
Mr. Jon Boss, Facilities Advisory Committee member, provides background information to attendees.
Know Your Schools - September 2011 - contains information on the Middle School facilities.
During the 2010-2011 school year, two district goals call for the Board to revisit the Facilities Improvement Plan:
(1) Evaluate timing of implementing the Middle School facilities plan including financial aspects and (2) to engage the community in consideration of Middle School Facilities planning by providing opportunities for input and feedback.
The Board has formed an Advisory Committee comprised of residents and staff members, to assist them in this effort.
This section contains pertinent background information on the Board of Education's discussions during 2008 with the community and the final plan.
Know Your Schools (February 2009)
Know Your Schools (December 2008)
Know Your Schools (Fall 2008)
Ohio School Facilities Reports:
On behalf of the Board of Education, administration, faculty, staff, and, most importantly, our students, I want to express appreciation to the Wyoming community for the support of the bond issue to renovate and expand the Middle School. The vote yesterday affirmed that the community continues to value education and that residents are willing to support our Wyoming Schools. Many volunteers worked hard on the campaign, and to them I say THANK YOU for your willingness to give of your time and talents to promote the bond issue. Passage of this levy was truly a collaborative effort.
What are the next steps?
· The Board will immediately issue a Request for Proposal to hire a construction manager. This will be an open invitation and selection process.
· Along with the architect, the construction manager, once on-board, will begin to create a logistics plan to determine how the renovation will be staged. This design/planning phase should be completed within one year – 2013.
· We know there are many questions to answer about where students will be housed. However, bringing the professionals together as soon as possible, utilizing their expertise, and with creative thinking, we will develop a plan for student safety and for continued academic achievement. We will also rely heavily on input from Middle School staff members and community members as this plan comes together. We will continue to make the Middle School experience a positive one for the students who will be affected by the renovation.
· We will make every attempt to keep parents and students informed of the details as they become available.
This is an exciting opportunity for all students now and in the future. One can only imagine the new learning horizons that will open – what an amazing opportunity to plan for the future of education in Wyoming!