Facilities Information

The Plymouth School District is looking forward to updated school facilities. We appreciate the support of the community, and will continue to provide information on this web page as the upgrades become reality.

 

 

Plymouth High School

o Fall 2018: Work on the addition begins
o Winter 2018-19: Work continues on the addition
o Spring 2019: Work continues on the addition
o Summer 2019: Addition completed; PHS academic remodeling
o Summer 2020: Completion of any remaining projects (may be done earlier, if construction schedules allow)

Parkview Elementary School

o Fall 2018: Discussions with architect and construction manager
o Winter 2018-19: Detailed plans are finalized
o Spring 2019: Elementary projects are bid; work begins on the Parkview addition
o Summer 2019: Parkview construction completed

Fairview Elementary School

o Fall 2018: Discussions with architect and construction manager
o Winter 2018-19: Detailed plans are finalized
o Spring 2019: Elementary projects are bid
o Summer 2019: Work begins on the Fairview addition
o Late 2019: Fairview construction completed

2016

o Fall 2016: Working with consultants, the District Leadership Team developed a complete list of facility needs.

2017

o Winter 2017: Prioritization system based on importance and urgency was developed.

o Spring 2017: District worked with its architect to explore ways to address top priorities.

o Summer 2017: Board of Education Facilities Subcommittee began meeting regularly to evaluate alternatives.

o August-September 2017: District conducted focus groups with community members to get feedback.

o October-November 2017: School Perceptions conducted a community-wide survey, which showed strong support for the proposed updates.

o December 2017: Board of Education voted to proceed with a referendum.

2018

o Winter-Spring 2018: District informs community about proposed updates.

o April 2018: Voters approved the referendum question, supporting facility upgrades.

o May 2018: PHS staff participated in discussions with architect and construction manager.

o Summer 2018: Detailed PHS plans were finalized.

o September 2018: PHS projects put out for bids.

o October 2018: Board of Education awarded construction bids; work began on the addition to PHS.

o More secure, convenient visitor access to School, District and Community Ed & Rec offices

- School offices will be relocated with a direct view of the main door.
- District and Community Education & Recreation offices will be relocated toward the front of the PHS building, to provide easier and more secure access for visitors.
- Schools will be able to close off areas of the building during times when the community is using the building.

o Safer traffic patterns for school buses and passenger vehicles

o District-wide security and communications system upgrade

o Improved Science facilities with renovated modern labs, providing a strong foundation to support our Science & Technology curriculum

o New Health Careers curriculum, including pre-nursing and medical terminology classes, in response to expected shortages in health-care fields

o Enhanced Culinary Arts kitchens, which will allow students to earn culinary certifications

o Updated Physical Education facilities at the elementary schools and high school, with more space for year-round, indoor activities to provide more variety for students and more opportunities for community use

o Renovated Food Service facilities, with updated cafeterias

Originally built in 1956 and opened in 1957, Fairview had updates/additions in 1985.

Fairview floor plan

o Secure entrance: A relocated main office will better control visitor access. (#1)

o Add 2-court gymnasium (similar to what is at Horizon): The small size of the existing gym limits class and community wellness activities. (#2)

o Add cafeteria & kitchen: Students currently are served in a hallway and eat in the foyer. (#3)

o Art & music classrooms: The current art room is in the basement, with no natural light and accessibility issues. (#4)

o Expand air conditioning: A building-wide HVAC update will create a better learning environment.

Originally built in 1956 and opened in 1957, Parkview had updates/additions in 1960 and 1985

Parkview floor plan

o Secure entrance: A relocated main office will better control visitor access. (#1)

o Add 2-court gymnasium (similar to what is at Horizon): The small size of the existing gym limits class and community wellness activities. (#2)

o Expand cafeteria & kitchen: The existing facilities are too small and outdated to serve the current student enrollment. (#3)

o Expand air conditioning: A building-wide HVAC update will create a better learning environment.

PHS, which opened in the fall of 1966, celebrated its 50th anniversary in during the 2016-17 school year.

PHS floor plan

o Secure entrance: A renovated main office will better control visitor access. (#1)

o Parking/traffic improvements: School bus lanes will be separated from vehicle drop-off areas. (#2)

o Renovated Science labs: The original classrooms will be updated with modernized labs to facilitate experiments and team problem-solving, creating a strong foundation in support of the Science & Technology Center and the Food Science & Agriculture Center. (#3)

o Renovate & expand Culinary Arts: Participation in these classes has increased significantly, creating a need for additional kitchen equipment. (#4)

o Create Health Careers classrooms: New curriculum in this high-demand area will include pre-nursing, therapy, and medical terminology classes. (#5)

o Renovate & expand Kitchen and Cafeteria: Original to the building, these spaces are in need of updating. Redesigning the cafeteria as a commons will be more inviting and useful to students. (#6)

o Centralized offices: Centralized District and Community Ed & Rec offices will provide more security and more convenient visitor access. (#7)

o New Fitness Center and girls locker room: The girls locker rooms are no longer adequate for the number of girls in physical education classes and competitive sports. The basement Fitness Center lacks adequate ventilation and is too small to meet student and community needs. (#8)

o Multi-purpose indoor facility: This highly versatile space will be used in a wide variety of ways for physical education, academic programming, community events and recreation, lifetime fitness activities, and school and community youth groups. (#9)

o Horizon and Riverview are our most up-to-date buildings. Although some updates and repairs are needed, these projects can be achieved through our regular operating budget and maintenance priority system.