High School Building Update

At the new Guilford High School construction site, the second floor now has floor decking (left) and gym and locker room construction (above) is proceeding.
At the new Guilford High School construction site, the second floor now has floor decking (left) and gym and locker room construction (above) is proceeding. Photo by Carol Ott

Despite freezing temperatures and gusty winds, construction workers on site at the new Guilford High School keep plugging away. Work is on schedule for completion in summer 2015, making the graduating class of 2016 the first to make use of the new school.

To date, the new floor decking has been added to the second floor of the new school structure, the construction of the roof deck has begun on the classroom wing, and over in the southwest corner, construction on the gym and locker rooms is well underway.

Other forward motion includes the Guilford High School Building Committee's decision to add a third construction phase to the project for technology.

The committee's Communications Subcommittee Chairman Mary Beeman explained, "This decision allows us to push back decisions on technology until February of 2015. It poses no risk to the project."

In addition, discussion for months has been orbiting around the inclusion of a black box theater as part of the project. To date, the design development of the theater was approved by the committee, for a fee of $37,500. However, the committee has not yet approved the addition of the black box theater, only its design, in order to get a more specific cost quote.

The next Guilford High School Building Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Photo by Carol Ott
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