Summer construction at Bay Village Schools closes buildings, parking, walkways and stadium

Paving at Bay High, Westerly and Normandy Elementary Schools will block public access this summer.

Construction work, much of it outdoors, will close down public access to some buildings and property this summer at the Bay Village Schools. Paving projects begin in early June. The high school track and stadium will be inaccessible for most of the summer.

At Bay High, the stadium closed immediately following this year’s graduation ceremony on June 1. Parking and access to the building will be closed starting Monday, June 8. The main drive will be repaved along with the parking lot. At the stadium, the track will be resurfaced, and end zone bleachers, new paving around the field and a new fence around the track will be installed.

Normandy Elementary will have its parking lot repaved beginning June 15. Access to the building will remain closed through Aug. 14. The school will have additional parking added at the west end of the property, extending the lot at the K. T. Allen administration building (corner of Wolf and Dover Center roads), which will close that building's parking area beginning June 9. Tree removal taking place throughout the property will cull dead or diseased trees and will also make way for newly-paved areas. Parts of the walking path on the Normandy property will be closed.

Westerly Elementary will have its parking lot repaved this summer. Access to the building will be closed from June 22 until completion of the parking lot in early August.

Individual exceptions to building access will be notified individually. Dates are also subject to change.

Indoor work this summer also takes advantage of the time when buildings are closed and school is out for students. Upgrades to ceilings, lighting and floors will take place throughout the district. Equipment to expand wireless internet connectivity will be installed.

Bay High will have HVAC upgrades to its gymnasium and its kitchen and cafeteria areas. Many high school lockers will be replaced and remaining lockers will be painted. A new auditorium sound and projector system will be installed, as will a system of television monitors for several public spaces.

Approximately 66 percent of the work related to the $16.8 million bond issue approved by voters in 2012 has been completed. An additional $3.8 million is estimated for work taking place through the 2015 calendar year.

“We will have about $2 million left for items that were lower on the priority list,” said Superintendent Clint Keener. “Thanks to favorable bids coming in throughout these projects, and also thanks to our use of direct equipment purchasing using state-negotiated terms, we have stretched these bond issue dollars to a significant degree.”

Karen Derby

Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 9:26 AM, 06.02.2015