Construction Updates: February 2018

Oakdale Elementary is officially complete! This beautiful school was completed on time, and on budget. Thank you to all who contributed to the vision, planning, construction and transition into this amazing new facility that will serve our District for decades to come.

Westside Community Schools has begun seeking Request for Qualifications (RFQ) proposals from design firms for the extensive remodel with additions planned for Prairie Lane Elementary. These designs and plans will include security upgrades and new places of refuge. Construction on the estimated $10.8 million project is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019.

Crews have started interior drywall at Sunset Hills! They also continue to work on mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins. Final grading has also begun. We invite our entire Westside community, as well as Sunset Hills alumni and retired teachers, to attend our One Final Look event on Saturday, March 31 from 1:00-3:00pm. This open house will provide our visitors with a final look at the original school built in 1956. We will also host a ribbon cutting and open house at the new Sunset Hills later this summer before students and staff start the 2018-2019 school year.

Crews have completed asbestos removal at Swanson, and New Era Excavation has been selected as the demolition and mass grading contractor. Internal demolition has begun, and external demolition will begin within the next few weeks. Vrana Construction is scheduled to begin work on the new Swanson in April, and will be accepting project bids through February 27. Swanson students will continue learning at the Swing School through May of 2019 and move into a new school for the 2019-2020 school year.

Westside Community Schools is accepting proposals for a Construction Services Manager to oversee the Boys and Girls Club renovation to Westbrook Elementary, as well as reviewing design development documents. This project is funded by the Boys and Girls Club and continues the wonderful partnership between the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands and our District. Our organizations are currently working together to plan a groundbreaking ceremony at the site.

The roof at Westside Middle School is complete! Crews will complete final work this summer.