Lake Local kicks off high school construction project – News – The Repository – Ohio News

Lake Local kicks off high school construction project – News – The Repository – Ohio News

Here are five things to know about the $33 million construction project.

HARTVILLE  Armed with shiny shovels, Lake Local school officials on Monday kicked off the expansion and renovation of Lake’s middle school and high school.

Superintendent Kevin Tobin said the district is excited to reach the next milestone of its ongoing $93 million facilities construction project. He thanked community members for supporting the district’s $34.6 million, 36-year bond issue in May 2015, as well as students and staff for their patience during the construction process. He said the project remains on schedule and within budget.

Here are five things you should know about the Lake middle school and high school project:

The $33 million renovation and expansion project at the middle school high school will be constructed in phases. During the first phase, workers will erect a two-story, 80,000-square-foot addition to the south side of Lake High School, which faces Lake Center Street NW. The addition will give the high school the space it needs to add roughly 550 seventh- and eighth-grade students to its enrollment.
The addition will feature classrooms designed to give teachers more flexibility in how they provide their lessons. The rooms will be equipped with furniture on casters that can be easily moved for small and large group discussions, as well as garage doors that can be rolled open so students can access additional study areas that feature soft seating. Some rooms will contain partitions that can be moved to join two classrooms. The expansion is expected to be completed for the…

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