The architects meet with teachers from Lincoln ElementarySite plan of new Lincoln Elementary

Master Facilities Projects and Construction Updates

DISTRICT: Master Facilities

Classroom Renovation and Construction Updates

The 5.5 mill bond and operating levy that passed on May 8, 2018, raises funds to support Phase One of the Master Facilities Plan. This part of the plan includes:

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Please check back often as we update the progress on all K-8 classroom renovations and Lincoln Elementary construction projects.


Master Facilities PlanIn 2015, we began developing a strategic plan to address the long-range facility needs and vision of our district. We engaged parents, community members and school leaders, as well as outside experts, to assess our current facilities and identify needs to assure our district is well prepared for the future.

This Master Facilities Committee developed an understanding of current and projected student enrollment and studied environments that better support current and evolving practices in education for our students.

In 2017, we developed a draft Master Facilities Plan to address overcrowding and the need to update our facilities.  We worked with our Master Facility Planning Committee to develop this proposed plan to present to the community for input.  

The district is firmly committed to transparency and engagement with the Gahanna community. Families and community members hosted “coffee discussions” throughout our school district to discuss the draft of this plan and our future facility needs. The involvement and feedback were tremendously helpful, and changes were made to the draft plan based on the feedback we received. 

The plan addresses critical issues facing our district, including

  1. Outdated buildings
  2. Overcrowding in elementary schools
  3. The need for an expanded high school 

It specifically considers the growth occurring in Jefferson Township, where 206 homes and a 72-unit residential/extended stay hotel are slated to be built in the near future.   

A final draft of the Master Facilities Plan, which outlines two distinct phases, was presented to the Board of Education on January 11th, 2018 and approved. 


Community Engagement Booklet Link
Engagement Session Booklet

Shortly after the passage of the Bond and Operating Levy in May of 2018, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools began to engage teachers and students in conversations about the new Lincoln Elementary. The list of "must haves" from the students, combined with input from the teachers soon formed a list of design elements that would be featured in the new Lincoln Elementary.

District administrators and architects from TRIAD Architects also met with residents of the Gahanna-Jefferson community in a series of 3 community meetings, gathering valuable input about site placement, parking, playgrounds, and exterior features.

The booklet above is a collection of information gathered by TRIAD Architects during the engagement sessions with students, staff, and residents of our community.












School Board Members Tour Classroom Renovations

School Board Members Tour Classroom Renovations

Date: 10/14/2019

Members of the GJPS Board of Education visit renovated classrooms.

New Lincoln Elementary Construction Updates

New Lincoln Elementary Construction Updates

Date: 9/5/2019

Presentation updating the construction progress of the new Lincoln Elementary by TRIAD Architects and Corna Kokosing at the August 2019 Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education.

Back to Class in Gahanna-Jefferson

Back to Class in Gahanna-Jefferson

Date: 8/5/2019

The Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools will welcome students back to class on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

GJPS Looking Forward to a Strong 2019

GJPS Looking Forward to a Strong 2019

Date: 1/7/2019

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools will focus on the construction of a new elementary school and districtwide classroom renovations in 2019.

New Lincoln Elementary Progress and Updates

New Lincoln Elementary Progress and Updates

Date: 12/21/2018

After the passage of the bond issue in May, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools is wasting no time moving forward with projects outlined in Phase One of the Master Facilities Plan.

Classroom Renovations K-8 Moving Ahead

Classroom Renovations K-8 Moving Ahead

Date: 11/4/2018

An exciting part of the Master Facilities Plan includes classroom, media center, and student restroom renovations in our elementary and middle school buildings throughout the district.

Community Gives Valuable Input

Community Gives Valuable Input

Date: 8/27/2018

Gahanna community had the opportunity to give input about the new Lincoln Elementary in a series of three community meetings.

Community Invited to Give Input on New School

Community Invited to Give Input on New School

Date: 8/13/2018

Three meetings cover design of Gahanna-Jefferson's new elementary building.

We asked...They Answered

We asked...They Answered

Date: 6/21/2018

The students of Lincoln Elementary have ideas about what should be in the NEW Lincoln Elementary.