GREENVILLE - Ground is moving and construction workers are on the scene at both the Greenville Senior High School and the Ohio Street site of the new K-8 facility, said Doug Fries, superintendent of Greenville City Schools.
At the high school workers have begun renovations in full force, working throughout the students’ summer break to do work on the office areas at the front of the high school, in the area of the high school band, and crews have been hard at work preparing the building for air conditioning, Fries reported.
Construction will continue through the school year, he said, four or five rooms at a time; it will require flexibility on the part of everyone, he added.
“This year, we’ll need to be flexible as we work through the different phases of construction,” Fries said. “As the school year starts, we’ll be working in about four rooms at a time.”
Currently, crews are building the shell of the expanded cafeteria, which will operate with a temporary wall, Fries noted.
One of the major undertakings of the high school renovation includes putting an entirely new roof on the building, Fries said. The hope is that the roof will be completed before the winter months set in.
Early site preparation has begun at the K-8 facility on Ohio Street, as well, Fries noted. In the past weeks, crews have set boundaries, putting up construction fencing and removed brush and debris from the premises, Fries stated. They will begin utility work soon, he noted, and hope to begin laying foundation after the bid process takes place in October.
The expected completion for the K-8 facility is 24-months from the beginning of construction, which was Aug. 1, 2014, but that, of course, depends on weather and a multitude of other factors, he added.