Building Construction

How long until we start construction?

That is by far the most asked question. Well, let me try to give you an estimate (and that is just that, an “estimate”). Several things have to happen:

  • We need to get finances in order before we start construction. The district needed to pass a bond issue to insure our share of the project. The state will need to insure their share when and as state money is available. Wynford is among several districts who have passed bond issues this November and we wait for a final verification of funding.
  • The district must sell bonds and has expedited the process. With any luck, this could be completed in several months.
  • The district and Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) will meet to discuss the decision on what construction model the project will use. There are several models to choose from. If you would like to hear about these models and listen to Board discussion, please come to the January 10, 2018 board meeting at 5:30 pm in the high school media center.
  • The district and OFCC then will have to decide on an architect. Yes, the Buehrer Group supplied the district with all the renderings and figures needed to get the State approval and verification num-bers, but by law that work was considered pre-bond work and a post bond architect to plan the project now needs to be agreed upon by both the district and the OFCC.

Also, please remember that it is the holiday season and things seem to slow down a bit. To answer the question about how long it will take to begin construction, after considering the above issues, the start date would be anytime from seven to sixteen months. I can assure you that we will do all we can to expedite this project.

How long will the building take to build?

Once the project has been started, it should take about two years to build. That, of course, is based on everything going as planned. Our goal is to have the building ready to open in the fall of 2020.

When can we see the final building plans?

Once the architect is hired, there will be several meetings held to gather input on needs and wants of the new building. Teachers meetings will be held along with community meetings in the evenings. The render-ings that were shown were already modified three times. What we know for sure is that we need to build to the south and east of the current building. The Board welcomes all input and wants to ensure all stakeholders that there will be opportunities to get involved in the process. Future meeting dates and information on the building process will be listed on the district website.