District Facility Summer Improvements

Posted: 9/28/2017 Categories: District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News

While students enjoyed their summer vacations, the facility management team at Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools was hard at work making improvements on various school buildings across the district.

There were multiple improvements made over the summer:

  • Middle School West and Chapelfield Elementary received new (HVAC) heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. 
  • Middle School East how has a renovated media center and updated restrooms.
  • Goshen Lane Elementary replaced the old gym flooring with a sports court.
  • Overall, four new maintenance vans and six new busses were added.
  • Two classrooms were renovated at Middle School South, which included the 6th-grade science rooms.
  • Half of the first level of Clark Hall transformed into a pre-k.

The decision process for school facility improvements starts with Scott Lofton, the businessNew GMSE Gym Floor director for the district. He assesses the issues discussed to ensure what facilities need improvements. District Superintendent Steve Barrett and the maintenance staff then rank the list of improvements. The first question raised centers around whether there is a safety issue that needs addressing. The budget also is discussed when assessing how to utilize funds in the most efficient and effective manner.

“Creating an effective and comfortable learning environment for students is something that Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools believe in,” said Lofton.

The improvements made over the summer reap benefits for the students. One of the main improvements, the new HVAC system in the schools, make the classrooms quieter benefiting the teachers as well as the students. The teachers no longer need to speak over noisy, out-of-date HVAC units. This allows students to listen without distraction in a comfortable environment.

The new gym flooring at Goshen brightens up the room upon entering and makes it easy toGMSS Science replace since the flooring comes in tile sections. This flooring is the same sports court flooring that is used for the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships.

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools take pride in ensuring students always come first. These facility improvements give students the learning environments they need to thrive.

For more information about the facility improvements, contact business director Scott Lofton at LoftonS@gjps.org.

District Facility Summer Improvements

Posted: 9/28/2017 Categories: District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News

While students enjoyed their summer vacations, the facility management team at Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools was hard at work making improvements on various school buildings across the district.

There were multiple improvements made over the summer:

  • Middle School West and Chapelfield Elementary received new (HVAC) heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. 
  • Middle School East how has a renovated media center and updated restrooms.
  • Goshen Lane Elementary replaced the old gym flooring with a sports court.
  • Overall, four new maintenance vans and six new busses were added.
  • Two classrooms were renovated at Middle School South, which included the 6th-grade science rooms.
  • Half of the first level of Clark Hall transformed into a pre-k.

The decision process for school facility improvements starts with Scott Lofton, the businessNew GMSE Gym Floor director for the district. He assesses the issues discussed to ensure what facilities need improvements. District Superintendent Steve Barrett and the maintenance staff then rank the list of improvements. The first question raised centers around whether there is a safety issue that needs addressing. The budget also is discussed when assessing how to utilize funds in the most efficient and effective manner.

“Creating an effective and comfortable learning environment for students is something that Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools believe in,” said Lofton.

The improvements made over the summer reap benefits for the students. One of the main improvements, the new HVAC system in the schools, make the classrooms quieter benefiting the teachers as well as the students. The teachers no longer need to speak over noisy, out-of-date HVAC units. This allows students to listen without distraction in a comfortable environment.

The new gym flooring at Goshen brightens up the room upon entering and makes it easy toGMSS Science replace since the flooring comes in tile sections. This flooring is the same sports court flooring that is used for the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships.

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools take pride in ensuring students always come first. These facility improvements give students the learning environments they need to thrive.

For more information about the facility improvements, contact business director Scott Lofton at LoftonS@gjps.org.