GREENVILLE — The Greenville Board of Education was informed during its Thursday meeting that construction workers are putting in overtime to finish up Greenville’s new K-8 building.
Representatives of Garmann Miller & Associates and Shook Touchstone, the firms overseeing construction at the site, presented the board with updates on the project. Work also continues at Greenville High School.
Bruce Miller of Garmann Miller said overtime is being worked on Saturdays and an occasional Sunday in order to facilitate final date for completion. The new school is scheduled to be completed by November 15 of this year.
Among other updates on the K-8 building:
• Spencer Landscaping is seeding grass between the sidewalk and the street.
• The current work includes down spouting, walking path cleanup, vegetation clearing, sidewalks to be put into place.
• Bruns will be putting in topsoil which is nearly in place. Spencer will be doing landscaping in the courtyards and modular wall pavers are scheduled to be put into the property. The back of the building is nearly done along with the 5-8 grade wing.
• Greenville Glass has punched windows while storefronts continue to be done. Every door will not be operable until the building is very close to completion.
• Mechanical, electric and plumbing work continues to go on with HVAC very close to having an initial firing. Systems will be tested in July.
• Lockers are in the building. Ceiling panels have arrived while the terrazzo is being installed and polished.
• Electrical work and finishes are progressing.
• Wooden gymnasium floors are being installed.
• First through fourth grade wing is further behind. Technology cable will be pulled throughout the building. Kindergarten has less finishes so it should move more quickly.
Repair work is to be corrected in some of the areas. Administration area is progressing.
The medallions are being taken out and will be held at the new site. The 5-8 wing is ready to polish terrazzo. Eight pours of terrazzo have been done. Startup on air handlers is beginning so two additional air handlers need to be set.
Some of the problems occurred because of steel shortage last year. Fine tuning the panel work which will be going on throughout the summer. Parking lots start in August. Climate control will begin on July 12 and 13 in order to lay wood floors in the gymnasium.
• Administrative air handlers will not be fired until later. The district and Shook Touchstone will be working with Cincinnati Flooring. Temporary lighting continues.
• A planned pole barn at K-8 site cleared planning and zoning and was approved by Greenville City Council.
Work at the high school and plans for the current junior high building were also discussed.
The board was presented with four different designs for the proposed junior high school parking lot, with the building scheduled for demolition. The chosen design must first go before the city’s planning and zoning. Demolition plans are 80 percent complete.
The board was also informed that work on the high school parking lot began June 13 with tree protection being put in place and work on the front sidewalks being done. Work there is going through the closeout phase and should be complete by the end of July.
In other business, the board approved resignations from the following individuals: Tiffany Labig, enrollment secretary, effective July 29, 2016; Michael Bashore, varsity boys basketball coach, effective May 25, 2016; Toni Shellabarger, family & consumer science teacher at GHS, effective at the end of the 2015-2016 contract year; Rachel Osterday, English teacher and yearbook advisor at GHS, effective June 15, 2016; Amanda Davis, 4th grade teacher at East Intermediate School, effective at the end of the 2015-2016 school year; and Katherine Bigelow, intervention specialist, South Middle School, effective June 21, 2016.
The board also recommended the hiring of John Lestingi as a school psychologist, on a two-year contract (2016-2017 and 2017-2018) and Kristi Homan as a Career Tech marketing teacher.
Greenville Board of Education meetings are held the third Thursday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. Meetings are held in the Anna Bier Civic Room, St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 West Fourth Street, in Greenville. The public is welcome to attend.