Renovations begin at Monticello and Roxboro middle schools

On hand for the beginning of renovations to the Monticello Middle School building were (front row, from left) BOE Vice President Jodi Sourini; students Isaac Godfrey, Cameron Goins, Jada Strother, Toni Trent, Jervon Cole and Kenji Sakaie; BOE member Malia Lewis; (back row) Superintendent Talisa Dixon, Monticello Principal Jeff Johnston, Roxboro Principal Patrick McNichols, and BOE member Beverly Wright.

Renovations at Monticello and Roxboro middle schools are officially underway as Turner Construction assumed control of the sites on March 12.

Turner will be renovating the buildings over the course of the next 15 months with the expected completion date sometime in the summer of 2019. Middle school students will begin the 2019–20 school year in the renovated buildings, after spending two years at the Wiley campus.

The focus of the renovations is on improving the instructional space in each building. Once complete, every classroom in each building will have new heating and air conditioning, paint, flooring, ceilings, lighting, fire alarms, a sound reinforcement system, a short throw projector, and a whiteboard.

New heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will be installed throughout both buildings, including the auditoriums, along with new lighting. Administrative areas will receive facelifts, with new carpet, paint and reception desks. The gymnasiums will be repainted, and lockers will be refurbished and painted.

At Monticello, the renovations will include modifications to the rear main entry and the lower level locker rooms. At Roxboro, the renovations will include improvements to the main entry and the installation of restrooms in the lower level.

Scott Wortman

Scott Wortman is the supervisor of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 10:24 AM, 03.27.2018