GCSD K-8 Building
undertaking… on track for January occupancy
By Bob Robinson
It was a fascinating experience. Greenville Superintendent Doug Fries
was kind enough to give me an hour of his time to tour the K-8 building
construction on North Ohio. The purpose was to do a photo essay that
could be shared with County News Online readers.
It was impressive. We started on the K-4 side to the north and worked
our way over to the 5-8 side to the south. The general flow of work was
the opposite… 5-8 is closer to completion. My tour guides were Fries,
and construction supervisors Matt Niemeyer, Gilbane Building Company,
and Dale Niemeyer (not related), Shook Construction.
The tour included classrooms, a “rubberized” playground area for the
younger students, gymnasiums and locker rooms, kitchen and cafeteria
(with four serving lines and a “Wave” ceiling), common area, outdoor
dining area, art and science rooms, library and finally the
administrative area where visitors will enter the building.
It was impressive and a little overwhelming the details that had to be
worked out just on the part we could see. The parts we couldn’t see –
framework and foundation – were completed as much as a year ago.
Will the building be done in time for occupation following Christmas
break? On average 125 workers a day, plus 45-50 on Saturdays will see
that it happens.
A complete photo set of the tour, which lasted a little over 45
minutes, can be seen at the CNO Community
Events Photo Gallery.
Check out some of the photos at the Greenville City Schools website