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Preserving the Excellence

Summer 2020

Working in main OHS hallway
Classroom cleared for work
Scaffolding on side of building for roof repairs
Workers working on side roof
Workers working on OHS roof

One of our most important jobs as school leaders is to ensure the District’s facilities remain safe, dry and secure, and support the educational and instructional needs of current and future generations of Oakwood students and staff. 

District leaders, with the support and assistance of community members, staff members, students, parents and building experts, have created the District's Master Facilities Plan.  The Master Facilities Plan Report was accepted by the Board of Education Nov. 19, 2018.   

We hope you will stay engaged in the process.

Summer 2020 Scope of Work

OJH/OHS
  • Major roof replacement
  • Installation of new HVAC system to the OHS side of building
  • Installation of new HVAC to auditorium
  • New controls for the HVAC system
  • Installation of new electric transformer
  • New electrical services and some wiring
  • Remodel Room 140 to Athletic Office
  • Remodel current AD office as classroom
  • Demolition of ceilings in OHS side of building
  • Demolition of bathrooms plumbing, fixtures and ceilings
  • Adding family restroom to senior hallway
  • Remodel of bathrooms
  • Installation of new manhole to control exit sewage plumbing
  • Ceiling replacements with new LED lighting in classrooms and corridors
  • New clock system
  • New PA system
  • New phone system
  • Environmental abatement as required
Smith Elementary
  • Demolition of old boilers
  • Installation of new boilers
  • Demolition of bathroom fixtures and plumbing
  • Remodel bathrooms including new plumbing, fixtures, wall coverings partitions and ceilings
  • Roof repairs
  • New Kiln and exhaust system (could move to 2021)
  • Environmental abatement as requirement
Harman Elementary
  • Demolition of old boilers
  • Installation of new boilers
  • Demolition of bathroom fixtures and plumbing
  • Remodel bathrooms including new plumbing, fixtures, wall coverings partitions and ceilings
  • Roof repairs
  • Environmental abatement as required

Phase 1 Update June 16, 2020

Phase 1 of the Oakwood Schools Master Facilities Plan is underway at four of the District’s five buildings.  The majority of this summer’s work will be done at Oakwood High School and Junior High. 

Crews have begun replacing the slate roof on the high school, which was built in 1924.  New slate tiles along with components of the gutter and downspout system will be replaced to prevent leaking in the nearly 100-year-old building, while ensuring the architectural integrity of the building and the community.  Other high quality materials will be used on the roof in less-visible areas.

Other summer projects include installing a new HVAC system, remodeling bathrooms to increase accessibility and updating lighting in classrooms and hallways. 

Both Smith Elementary and Harman School will get new boilers, updated bathrooms and roof repairs.

All of the buildings will remain closed to the public through Aug. 1 to allow work to continue.

 

Meet Operations Coordinator Todd Scott

headshot of Todd Scott

Operations Coordinator Todd Scott brings more than 16 years experience in school administration dealing with day-to-day operations to his position at Oakwood Schools. You can follow his updates on his From the Group Up blog.

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Work Wednesday

Stay up to date with our Master Facilities Phase 1 work for the summer of 2020.

Phase 1 Goals

Have Questions?

Do you have questions about the Master Facilities Plan?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions document for the latest information and answers to questions from community members.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Behind the Walls

Here's a look behind the walls at some of the needed repairs at the Junior High and High School addressed in 2018-2019.

Broken pipe at OJHS
Pipe in need of repair at OJHS
Pipe in need of repair at OJHS
Man trying to repair pipe in tunnel
Large boiler at OJHS
A vertical pipe that needed repair
Needed repair at OJHS
Broken pipe in the ceiling

MFP Process

For more than three years, District leaders have been developing the Master Facilities Plan.  Here's a look at the route they have traveled in an effort to make sure the buildings are dry, safe and secure and enhance the educational and instructional needs of current and future students and staff.

Drawn timeline of the MFP process

Tour Oakwood High School and Junior High

Join OHS Principal Paul Waller on this tour of the facilities. 

Mr. Waller takes you through the halls of OHS/OJH showing you some of the oldest and newest parts of this iconic building.

From the boilers to the band room, from the cafeteria to The Pit, this video tour offers you the opportunity to have an up close and inside look at one of the buildings that many people think of when they think of Oakwood.

District's MFP Mission

Master Facilities Report Documentation