WCSD plans to improve buildings and facilities
The upcoming years in the Wooster City School District are inviting exciting, new improvements.
In terms of building upgrades, Michael Foore, Manager of Buildings and Grounds for the WCSD, has a list of potential projects that the WCSD is working on for this upcoming summer.
“It is important to note that as of right now, these projects are still in the conceptual stage and this is not a finalized list. These projects still need to go out to bid, which should happen in the near future. There are many factors and variables that will go into the final decision making process that will help us dictate what our final project selections are,” Foore said.
Expected proposals for WHS include replacement of three air conditioning systems, Gault Recreation Center lighting upgrades, perimeter sidewalk replacements, repaving of the East teachers’ parking lot, commons area restroom renovation and West and South entry plaza replacements.
Other buildings in the district will be receiving roofing upgrades, among other things.
In addition to this extensive list, Foore says there are numerous smaller construction projects, improvements and maintenance repairs that will be completed by district maintenance and repair workers, as well as a vast number of painting projects and the thorough carpet, gym floor refinishing and extensive cleaning that is performed over the summer months.
“The summers are where the districts support staff really come through and both brighten and refresh our buildings,” Foore said.
From an academic standpoint, Richard Leone, Director of Secondary Education, is knowledgeable about improvement plans.
Leone details improvements as being attacked in different levels of strategy.
Strategy 1A is meant to develop, implement and support the WCSD Five-Year Curriculum and Assessment Cycle.
Strategy 1B is intended to develop, implement and support the District Leadership team, BLTs and TBTs.
Strategy 1C is meant to develop, implement and support a climate for 100 percent of Wooster City School students to be college and/or career ready by graduation.
According to the district website, the Ohio Improvement Process involves four stages across which processes, structures, tools and people are connected, all with the intent of helping districts use data to identify areas of greatest need; develop a focused plan with a limited number of goals and strategies targeted at instructional practice and student performance; implement and monitor; and evaluate the effectiveness of the improvement process in changing instructional practice and student performance.
The summer of 2015 is shaping up to be a busy summer for the Wooster City School District in terms of building improvements.