Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education meeting highlights 3-24-2015
MARCH 24, 2015
- High school construction
- Career tech
- Construction details
- EDGE and bidding
Board Member Ron Register was absent.
High school construction
Though the number of classrooms will be reduced by seven each period, there will be enough space to handle student enrollment. There were 1,699 students in 2012–13. The projection for 2017–18 is 1,551 students. The new school will have room for 2,000 students.
Health science and pharmacy tech classes will be held at the high school; auto tech will be at Delisle.
Drawings of the high school exterior were presented to the board. Care was taken to blend new and old parts of the building. Some decisions on materials were based on cost. All meetings with city planning commissions and zoning boards are scheduled for April.
EDGE and bidding
In the EDGE (Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity) program, businesses, including contractors, are certified by the state and identified to be socially and economically disadvantaged. In May, there will be an outreach session for contractors to meet and review the project before they bid.
Meetings with the contractors will include students, thus providing a good opportunity for students in the trades courses to observe real-world construction. Eight sessions will be held after school, and there will be field trips to the construction site.
The Gateway project at the football field will be bid with the rest of the project in order to save $200,000. This coming fall, trailers and modular locker rooms will be used.
LWV Observer: Adele Cohn.
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